ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday summoned some ministers and senior leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for making a statement on the controversial decision of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
While chairing the Federal Cabinet meeting, the Prime Minister expressed his gratitude to the statements of Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry, Human Rights Minister Shirin Mazari and Member of the National Assembly, Assad Omar, in which he analyzed Anchors as an anchor by PEMRA. The car criticized the directive not to attend an event.
According to the Dawn newspaper, a person attending the meeting, on condition of anonymity, said, "Actually, Special Assistant Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan had complained to the Prime Minister that Fawad Chaudhry, Shireen Mazari, and Asad Omar had tweeted. I gave remarks against the government's decision. '
He further said that the Prime Minister instructed the leaders not to discuss the government decisions publicly.
To which the Minister of Science and Technology told the Prime Minister that PEMRA opened the way for criticism of the government by not making the right decision, its move caused controversy in the media and in government circles as well.
In his tweet, Fawad Chaudhry termed PEMRA's order irrational, irrational and unnecessary.
In his tweet, former Finance Minister Asad Omar said, "Preventing anchors from attending others' talk shows and expressing their views is a surprising decision for Pemra, rather than pressing anyone's opinion, including Anchors." The action against fake news should work better. '
Shireen Mazari, on the other hand, said, "An interesting debate has begun automatically, 'Who is an expert'? So after studying politics, now I have to take a degree to become an expert in politics? Now I have a human." Should I go on television to talk about human rights issues? "
National Executive Committee
At a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the Cabinet approved the National Executive Committee, headed by Minister for Economic Affairs Hamad Azhar, who is also the Director-General of Military Operations and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Will join
The aforementioned committee will work to prevent money laundering and terror financing under the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2010.
It is believed that this is the first time in the history of the country when the heads of the most sensitive military companies are part of a government committee set up to finance money laundering and terrorism.