What was the result of a long consultation with the Speaker and the Information Minister of Punjab and the representatives of journalistic organizations?

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What was the result of a long consultation with the Speaker and the Information Minister of Punjab and the representatives of journalistic organizations?
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What was the result of a long consultation with the Speaker and the Information Minister of Punjab and the representatives of journalistic organizations?

Lahore (Special Representative) Regarding the Defamation Bill 2024, the representatives of journalistic organizations held a 3-hour long consultation with Speaker Punjab Assembly Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan and Information Minister Punjab Uzmi Bukhari. Demanded to postpone the approval of the bill for further review and giving suggestions, which was not accepted.

Journalist organizations in their position said that some organizations have given suggestions while the rest of the stakeholders are yet to give their suggestions. There are basic ambiguities in the bill on federal legislation and Punjab legislation and they must be removed.

Advocate General and Information Minister Uzma Bukhari gave a briefing about the bill.

Speaker Punjab Assembly Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan said that the government is ready to take the suggestions of journalists, the defamation bill has come on the agenda, now the government will tell that it has to take the next course of action.

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