National Assembly Secretariat has banned entry of unauthorized Social Media Influencers, Youtubers, Tiktokers in the precincts of National Assembly of Pakistan.
It is pertinent to mention that this decision was taken in the context of an incident of misbehavior with Hounourable Parliamentarians by some unauthorized youtubers/social media influencers at Gate No.1 of Parliament House on 23rd December 2022. These Youtubers entered in the precincts of Parliament House without authorized entry. ZThe same incident was also conveyed to President Press Reporters’
Association (PRA) to seek PRA stance in this regard. The PRA formally conveyed that it is only responsible for its members and PRA detached itself from youtubers and social media influencers. Furthermore, PRA also decided to ensure ban on entry of unauthorized individuals in in the Press Gallery and Press Lounge of the House.
It was, further, also decided by National Assembly Secretariat that entry of only those reporters, journalists, Media personnel would be allowed who are associated with Accredited Media Organizations along with Valid Registration card of concerned Media organisation. Social Media influencers who are interested to cover the proceedings of the House may accredit themselves with PID and have valid session card for entry in the Parliament House.—NNI