ISLAMABAD, Aug 21 (APP): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Saturday said that the government was ready to make amendments in Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) draft law, except the clauses about the right of media workers to approach media tribunals to enforce the agreement with their respective organizations and impose penalties on fake news.
In a tweet, the minister said it was the duty of the incumbent government to give the poor media workers the right to legal redressal.
فیک نیوز کو کیسے میڈیا سیٹھ کا حق مانا جا سکتا ہے؟ ہمارے موجودہ میڈیا ماڈل میں عام آدمی۔ غریب میڈیا کارکن اور پبلک انٹرسٹ تینوں کا تحفظ نہیں بلیک میلنگ کو اپنا حق قرار دینا اور اشتہار دینا صرف پاکستان میں ہی ممکن ہے
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 21, 2021
He questioned how fake news could be considered a right of media moguls.
The minister said that in the current media model of Pakistan, the rights of common man, poor media workers and public interests were not protected.
He said it was possible only in Pakistan to consider blackmailing as one’s right.