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Coronavirus
LOW Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
28,252
2424hr
Pakistan Cases
1,263,664
89324hr
1.7% positivity
Sindh
465,175
Punjab
437,572
Balochistan
33,114
Islamabad
106,402
KPK
176,650

Karachi: A meeting was held between the Federal Information Minister, Fawad Chaudhry, Minister of State Farrukh Habib and representatives of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND).

Issues relating to media regulation and proposed PMDA were discussed with the information minister.

The Joint Action Committee expressed its reservations on the proposed PMDA and termed it as unacceptable. It was mutually agreed to form a committee to address the issue amicably. The committee will address the issue of fake news, particularly on social media, the rights of the media workers and ways to further improve laws and regulatory framework.—PR

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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