Earlier, CPNE had expressed strong reservations against 'discriminatory' and 'controversial' draft for the PMRA
, a proposed body to replace the existing Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra).
'The proposal by the government to unite all media regulatory bodies into one body: the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA
) also seems to be a covert attempt at censorship rather than regulation,' the statement said.
Specifically, the PMRA
aims to grant licences to social media journalists, without which one would not be able to publicly post news, opinions and other content of a public nature on their social media channels.
The CPNE views any attempt to control media under unconstitutional and undemocratic proposed legislation of PMRA
will tantamount to curb the freedom of Press and freedom of expression.
Furthermore, it said that any attempt to control the media is unconstitutional and undemocratic and that the proposed legislation of PMRA
will tantamount to the suppressant of the above mentioned fundamental rights.
He informed that he had held meetings with political leaders to discuss the formation of new media regulatory authority and copies of the concept paper of the PMRA
had also been shared with media houses for their input.
The government is surely acting unimaginatively by trying to push for the establishment of PMRA
will comprise top officials and representatives from the media industry.
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada (PMRA
), regulates the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA), in various sectors including Food Residue Exposure Assessment Section (FREAS), which evaluates cases, where these services can affect the human health due to their contact with field crops, meat and dairy products and processed food.
EPA and Canadian PMRA
. These assessments have shown conclusively that neonicotinoid products can be used by farmers to protect their valuable crops without harming honey bee colonies.
"Customers are looking for suppliers who fully support their active ingredients and formulations through the major regulatory frameworks (EPA, PMRA
, European Biocidal Products Regulation).