WAFAQI MOHTASIB (OMBUDSMAN)’S SECRETARIAT ISLAMABAD

Islamabad, the 11th March, 2019

PRESS RELEASE

  • OMBUDSMAN LAUDS THE PERFORMANCE OF PEMRA.
  • ROLE OF MEDIA IS COMMENDABLE IN SENSITIZATING THE SOCIETY ON ALL ISSUES.

            Syed Tahir Shahbaz, Federal Ombudsman has said that the role of PEMRA in regulating the affairs of media is essential.  He said that the DTH is highly essential in promoting media on modern lines.  Mr. Muhammad Saleem, Chairman PEMRA while briefing on the functions of the organization said that at present 89 private tv channels and 235 FM radio stations are broadcasting/functioning. He further informed that Pemra has also issued three licenses of DTH to put the media on modern lines.  He also informed that as per policy, every licensee is bound to broadcast 10% public service messages.  The Ombudsman appreciated the performance of pemra in regulating the affairs of media.  He added that the role of media is commendable in sensitizing the society on all issues.  He said that the awareness campaign/public service messages to file public complaints on maladministration to the Wafaqi Mohtasib be organized and launch on electronic media, so that the general public could be more sensitized to file complaints with the wafaqi mohtasib to resolve their grievances.