Ensure Freedom of The Press
Imran Khan and his team from PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) promised us:
We are committed to maintaining a vigorous free media, which will evolve its own rules to ensure responsible journalism both in the electronic and print media.
We will ensure laws for timely implementation of Wage Board decisions and for ensuring that media houses pay journalists their salaries and bonuses on a regular and timely basis.
We will also ensure that media owners provide insurance, training and protective cover for their journalists working in conflict zones in particular and in the field in general.
PEMRA will be made autonomous so it does not become a political tool in the hands of any government to target the freedom of the electronic media.
Government advertisement will be rationalized and not be made a tool to harass or bribe the independent media.
PBC and PTV will be made autonomous with their own Board of Governors similar to the BBC model.
You can read these promises in the complete manifesto document released by PTI available HERE in English and HERE in Urdu.
Find below the expert`s analysis on the progress of above promise :