AVN 64.17 Decreased By ▼ -0.79 (-1.22%)
BAFL 29.90 Decreased By ▼ -0.35 (-1.16%)
BOP 4.63 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.22%)
CNERGY 3.89 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.26%)
DFML 13.35 Decreased By ▼ -0.20 (-1.48%)
DGKC 40.85 Decreased By ▼ -1.35 (-3.2%)
EPCL 47.00 Increased By ▲ 1.19 (2.6%)
FCCL 11.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.41 (-3.59%)
FFL 5.08 Decreased By ▼ -0.09 (-1.74%)
FLYNG 5.77 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.52%)
GGL 9.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.29 (-2.89%)
HUBC 61.95 Decreased By ▼ -1.35 (-2.13%)
HUMNL 5.65 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.74%)
KAPCO 27.58 Decreased By ▼ -0.25 (-0.9%)
KEL 2.15 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.94%)
LOTCHEM 24.30 Decreased By ▼ -1.03 (-4.07%)
MLCF 20.72 Decreased By ▼ -0.85 (-3.94%)
NETSOL 83.10 Decreased By ▼ -1.89 (-2.22%)
OGDC 86.05 Decreased By ▼ -0.18 (-0.21%)
PAEL 10.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-1.1%)
PIBTL 4.14 Decreased By ▼ -0.09 (-2.13%)
PPL 76.19 Decreased By ▼ -2.33 (-2.97%)
PRL 13.66 Increased By ▲ 0.04 (0.29%)
SILK 0.89 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
SNGP 40.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-0.27%)
TELE 5.88 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-2%)
TPLP 15.65 Decreased By ▼ -0.35 (-2.19%)
TRG 110.10 Decreased By ▼ -1.60 (-1.43%)
UNITY 13.75 Decreased By ▼ -0.24 (-1.72%)
WTL 1.15 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (1.77%)
BR100 3,967 Decreased By -58.9 (-1.46%)
BR30 14,185 Decreased By -217.7 (-1.51%)
KSE100 39,871 Decreased By -579.3 (-1.43%)
KSE30 14,898 Decreased By -212.2 (-1.4%)
Follow us

KARACHI: In a statement issued here Tuesday, the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned a series of actions taken by the government against some media organizations including advertising bans, getting Pemra to issue a series of show-cause notices to numerous TV channels, imposing illegitimate claims of billions of rupees on channels under the illegal pretext of GAR dues and banning government spokespersons from appearing on certain channels.

“All these steps are aimed at controlling editorial content, freedom of speech and depriving the citizens of Pakistan from their right to know,” the association said.

“These actions are in violation of Articles 19 and 19A of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” it added.

The PBA condemned the actions by the government and vowed to fight all such moves against freedom of speech and the citizen’s right to freedom of information from a free media, the statement maintained.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

Comments

Comments are closed.

PBA condemns govt’s ‘coercive’ actions

Rupee closes at fresh low of 269.63 against US dollar as the great fall continues

Pakistan facing adverse consequences of Ukraine conflict: FM Bilawal

Islamabad Court sends Fawad to jail on judicial remand

UAE president’s visit to Islamabad postponed over ‘bad weather’

Sheikh Rashid’s Lal Haveli residence sealed over ‘illegal occupation’

Asif Ali Zardari sends legal notice to Imran Khan over ‘assassination’ remarks

Intra-day update: KSE-100 falls over 500 points as Peshawar blast weakens sentiment

Inflation to cross 30% as rupee depreciation, petrol prices bite: report

Oil steadies as rate hikes loom, Russian flows stay strong

EAG concerned at ‘inadequate’ SBP response