Islamabad, Apr 11 : Pakistan Information Minister Sherry Rehman introduced a parliamentary bill to lift harsh restrictions from live broadcasts, cancellations of licenses and confiscation of equipment today.
The Government tabled the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) amendment bill in the National Assembly. The bill has since been sent to the concerned parliamentary committee for further proceedings.
Rehman termed the bill "a gift from a democratic government to the media".
"The amendments will remove the entire apparatus of restrictions imposed on the press," Rehman told reporters later.
She said it is the first step and promised revolutionary changes in the Government's relations with the media.
"We will put our own house in order and we will allow the press to broadcast not just live telecast, but all that they feel fit to broadcast," she said.