"We reject PMDA. It is aimed a...

Pakistani journalists rally against proposed new media law – KOB

"We reject PMDA. It is aimed at stifling the voice of media," said Nasir Zaidi, a prominent leader of Pakistani journalists. Another journalists union leader, Afzal Butt, vowed to continue protesting the proposed law, which he said Khan's government was using to try and silence the media. Shahbaz Sharif, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, vowed that opposition parties would do their best to block the legislation when the bill is moved into the National Assembly. Critics say the proposed law would grant sweeping unchecked powers to the government-controlled regulator by setting up special media tribunals with …

 

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