NA Body on Information Broadcasting mulls over various bills



ISLAMABAD : The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Information Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage considered various bills here on Wednesday.


Meeting of the NA Body on Information Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage was held with MNA Pir Muhammad Aslam Bodla in chair.


The Committee considered “The Protection of Journalists Bill, 2014” (moved by Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, MNA) in detail and decided to constitute a Sub-Committee under rule 224 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the National Assembly, 2007 under the Convenership of Ms. Naeema Kishwer Khan, MNA on the said Bill.


The Committee also considered “The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2017” (moved by Dr. Fouzia Hameed, MNA) and after detail deliberation decided that the Bill may not be passed by the Assembly. The Committee also considered the “Redistributive Land Reforms Bill, 2017” (moved by Mr. S.A. Iqbal Quadri, MNA) and decided that the Bill may be deferred till its next meeting.


The briefing by National History and Literary Heritage Division for preservation of National History and Heritage was deferred by the Committee due to the non-availability of Mr.Irfan Siddiqui, Advisor to the Honourable Prime Minister.


The meeting was attended by members/MNA/Mover Malik Shakir Bashir Awan, Mr. Muhammad Khan Daha, Mr. Waseem Akhtar Shaikh, Ms. Ghulam Bibi Bharwana, Ms. Zeb Jaffar, Ms. Parveen Masood Bhatti, Ms. Arifa Khalid Parvez, Ch. Muhammad Tufail, Dr. Muhammad Azhar Khan Jadoon, Ms. Naeema Kishwer Khan, Malik Muhammad Aamir Dogar, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah and Dr. Fouzia Hameed, MNA attended the meeting. Besides Minister of State, senior officers of the Ministry of Information Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, officers of PEMRA also attended the meeting.


Originally published by INP

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