PTI govt ends decades-old political censorship on PTV
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) government on Tuesday announced to make the state-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) fully independent in order to ensure impartiality.
Information Minister Fawad Hussain made the historic announcement, ending the decades-old political censorship on the state governed television.
Hussain said that the reforms are being introduced under the vision of the newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan, adding that clear instructions have been issued for a complete editorial independence on PTV and Radio Pakistan.
In a tweet, he said: "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 ll be visible in Information Dept in coming 3 months Inshallah".
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 ll be visible in Information Dept in coming 3 months Inshallah— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) August 21, 2018
The development will end the black era in which the state-run television channel only gave coverage to the ruling party, ignoring the opposition parties.
It has long been accused of manipulating the facts in order to create a supportive environment for the ruling party.
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