Multiple initiatives in pipeline to invigorate media industry, protect workers: Dr Firdous

KARACHI, Jul 24 (APP):The Federal Government has planned to set up Media Courts to ensure prompt
justice to media workers, besides coming up with a new advertising policy and issuing licenses to 58 new TV Channels, including 8 news and current affairs.

Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr.Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said the Government was also working for a mechanism like the Press Council in consultation with Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA) to effectively address issues, pertaining to media employers
and their employees including the sudden downsizing of employees.

She was talking to media after a meeting with office-bearers of PBA in its office here. Chairman PBA Shakil Masood Hussain was also present at the press conference.