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Tuesday Aug 21 2018
Web Desk

Info minister says has ended political censorship of state TV

Web Desk
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry chairing a meeting. Photo: Radio Pakistan 

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced he has ended political censorship of state television in accordance with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for a free and independent media.

The government has also issued directives for complete editorial independence of state media, Chaudhry tweeted, adding that “drastic changes” will be visible in information department in the next three months.

“As per vision of @ImranKhanPTI Ended political censorship on PTV, clear instructions issued for a complete editorial independence on PTV and Radio Pakistan, drastic changes [will] be visible in Information Dept in coming 3 months Inshallah,” he posted.

In a meeting in Islamabad today, the information minister also proposed introducing an English-language channel of radio on the internet, particularly for international audience.

He asked the Information Ministry to play a proactive role in promoting a positive image of Pakistan globally, and directed concerned organisations to make earnest efforts to generate revenue by improving their programming and content.