Standing Committee Meeting: PEMRA banned from social media regulation

Standing Committee Meeting: PEMRA banned from social media regulation

Standing Committee Meeting: PEMRA banned from social media regulation
Islamabad: The Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights barred the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) from social media regulation.

According to details, a meeting of the Senate Human Rights Committee was chaired by Chairman Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar.

In the meeting, the Chairman said that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) wants to regulate Web TV and OTT content, many organizations have raised objections.

Chairman Pemra Mohammad Saleem Baig said that Web TV is mostly in the category of blackmailing, Web TV took $ 200 million in 2 years.

He said 90% of people have complaints about Mike being forced into the house, there is no law and check and balance. Web TV's Code of Conduct paragraph is also created for proposal.

DG Licensing said Netflix was earning 1.5 billion a month from Pakistan, on which PEMRA officials said the government was not receiving any tax.

The standing committee barred Pemra from social media regulation, the members said, adding that the matter does not fall into the category of Pemra.

Leading lawyer Nighat Daad said that the issue of online content is with the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). 

Other participants said that electronic media has already in under pressure and now it is being leaked online.

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