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Pemra to be made autonomous

The party promised it would not allow the regulator to "become a political tool".
Published October 29, 2018

To ensure freedom of the press, the PTI states in its manifesto that "Pemra will be made autonomous so it does not become a political tool in the hands of any government to target the freedom of the electronic media."

Source: PTI Manifesto 2018

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