Federal Cabinet approves establishment of special media tribunals

ISLAMABAD, Sep 17 (APP):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said the government had decided to establish special media tribunals to settle cases of media organizations, workers, owners and citizens.

Sharing the decisions of Federal Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Dr Firdous told a press conference that the government would get a law passed from the parliament in that regard.

After the establishment of tribunals, she said, all the media related cases would be transferred to them, which would be bound to decide the matter within 90 days of receiving complaints.

The decision to the effect had been taken as part of media rules and regulations the government intended to introduce in Pakistan like the best practices being followed in other democratic countries, she added.