Sherry terms PMDA govt’s step to curb media

Staff Reporter

Rejecting the “Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA), PPP Parliamentary Leader in the Senate, Senator Sherry Rehman said, the Authority is yet another example of the government’s crackdown on freedom of expression.

The state of media and press freedom in Pakistan is already in shambles and now they want to control the media through this Authority which is unconstitutional and is a violation of Article 19 and 19A”.

“The fact that they kept the final draft of the PMDA law and the entire drafting process secret, raises many questions about their intentions.

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