ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain on Thursday said all existing laws related to media regulation were being repealed and new legislation was being enacted in consultation with stakeholders.
Briefing the Standing Committees of the Senate and National Assembly on Information and Broadcasting on the key features of the draft law of Pakistan Media Development Authority, he said in modern times, television, radio and newspapers had become part of mobile phones and they needed a single and converged regulatory authority.
The minister said it was important to regulate electronic, print, digital and emerging media platforms through Pakistan Media Development Authority.
Fawad also commended Digital Media Wing for exposing the anti-Pakistan propaganda of Indo-Afghan security establishment.
In a tweet on Thursday, he emphasized the need for collective efforts to fight fake news and propaganda. He said Pakistani public should be aware of the fact.
Sharing an extract from 2011 Facebook page of Imran Khan, the information minister said it showed his views on Afghanistan were unchanged. He said Imran Khan had always remained against war and consistently preached inclusiveness as only solution for stability of Afghanistan.