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State-run TV asked for neutral coverage of parliamentary proceedings

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Published: November 10, 2016 02:39 pm

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ISLAMABAD: The state-run Pakistan Television network (PTV) has been directed by the government to provide equitable and across the board coverage to the parliamentary activities as well as proceedings of the upper and lower houses.

In reply to a question during the 7th sitting of Senate’s 253rd session, the House was told that PTV news is enjoying an independent editorial policy and telecasting all parliamentary activities of both the Houses in News Bulletins.

PTV is strictly observing non-partisan and balance policy and showing all activities of the treasury and opposition benches parliamentary proceedings being covered in all respects i.e. question hour, legislation and private business.

It also covers special occasions like joint session resolutions passed on the current situations and other happenings.

About live coverage of proceedings of Standing Committees especially PAC, the House was told that PTV News takes due care of all these events and reports back to viewers for their general understanding of national issues.

However, it is not practically possible to cover proceedings of all Senate & National Assembly Standing Committees meetings including PAC due to paucity of time and space. If however, a dedicated channel be established in the collaboration of the parliament and approved by the Government of Pakistan, then proceedings of both the houses including PAC can be telecast.

The House was informed that proceedings of August Houses (Senate & National Assembly) is properly placed in daily news rundowns by National News Bureau followed with candid Current Affairs programs for the promotion of Government policies along with reservations of Opposition benches on national issues.

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