ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Board on Civil Rights Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday said he has actually made a decision to convene a meeting of the committee to occupy the problem of press flexibility in the nation with specific referral to the current strikes on reporters in the government capital.
He revealed this while talking to press reporters after going to the home of journalist Asad Ali Toor, who had actually been struck by some unidentified individuals recently.
Mr Bhutto-Zardari, that saw the journalist’s residence to reveal uniformity with him as the chairman of the PPP, stated his event would certainly never tolerate assault on press flexibility.
“As the chairman of the National Assembly Committee on Human Rights, I am paying attention to the cases of attacks on reporters as well as quickly I will convene its meeting to review the state of media freedom in the nation,” he stated.
He regretted that the present government can not provide security to journalists in the capital where foreign consular offices were situated.
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The prime minister, he claimed, should feel embarrassed while informing lies to the entire world that media was entirely complimentary in Pakistan.
Replying to a concern, he claimed both the opposition as well as the government would need to get on one page on the concern of press freedom.
He said before Mr Toor, journalists Absar Alam and also Matiullah Jan were also struck yet the wrongdoers were never ever caught. He vowed to take up these instances to sensible conclusion.
Previously in the day, the PPP chairman satisfied event senators and also went over the strategy for the upcoming federal budget plan. He was briefed about the Pakistan Media Development Authority Regulation.
He claimed it was regrettable that the federal government was working on regulations while neglecting parliament.