Onus on ECP to hold elections in three months: info minister . Onus

Onus on ECP to hold elections in three months: info minister . Onus

Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb vows that the current government would complete its term on Aug when the assemblies would be dissolved . A summary in this regard was set to be forwarded to President Arif Alvi . She insisted that the approval of the latest census was a national and constitutional duty of the federal government and PM Shehbaz Sharif took all provinces and political allies on board before reaching a final decision .

When asked about the possible return of PMLN supremo Nawaz Sharif she didnt give an exact time frame but vowed that the former threetime prime minister would personally lead the campaign for the next polls . The information minister ruled out the concerns raised by the journalists about a draft bill she introduced to the parliament on July seeking to amend the ordinance governing the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Pemra Ordinance .

The bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting for improvement in light of concerns raised at a meeting that its members would submit their amendments on Monday today . She said we are not going to make any law that suppresses freedom of speech.

We have been victims of censorship and attacks on media expression. Let me assure you that we would not pass anything on which you have reservations. We arent going to pass anything that you have [referred to the journalists. We will not make any laws that suppressed freedom of Speech.

We would not make a law that Suppresses free of speech, Ms Aurangeb told journalists. The Pembra. We were not going. We won’t make anylaw that suppressing freedom of expression. We wouldn’re not to make a Law that Suppressed freedom. We’ll not pass any law.


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