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Govt committed to media’s freedom: Dr Firdous

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the PTI government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, fully believes in the basic, constitutional and democratic right of freedom of expression.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, she said the media is the fourth pillar of the state, and the government is determined to make its freedom and voice stronger.

She said the accountability system of PEMRA was criticized with the claim that the government controls it. She said now media tribunals are being established to decide cases at the earliest. She said the tribunals will work under the supervision of the higher judiciary.

She said these tribunals will decide new and pending cases within ninety days. She said the special tribunals will also prove to be a milestone in solution of the problems of the media workers and providing them speedy justice.

She said this entire process will truly reflect the laws enforced in the world and democratic values. She said the responsible role of the media is its real strength.

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