Govt announces to establish media courts


Staff Reporter


Government on Wednesday announced to establish media courts to dispose of cases related to media. Talking to media persons after visiting the Pakistan Broadcasters Association’s (PBA) office in Karachi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting (SAPM) Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the aim of establishment of courts is to deliver speedy justice.
She said that PM Imran Khan’s vision is to apply uniform laws in the country, adding that there shouldn’t be injustice and no one should be deprived of its right.
The SAPM went on to say that all issues with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) would be resolved, adding that the government will soon pay outstanding to media outlets. Dr Firdous said: “Media courts were being established to resolve cases related to media, which would help resolve complaints rapidly.”
Earlier in a series of tweets, Firdous strongly reacted to the statement of Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif regarding Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s US visit. Dr Firdous sad that before doing politics on Kashmir, Shehbaz Sharif should have read the statement of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gilani who appreciated the premier’s stance on the lingering dispute.
Shehbaz Sharif should have also learnt from the simplicity and austerity of Imran Khan instead of criticizing him of riding on the buses, she added.