ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the Ministry of Human Rights to submit its response on a petition moved in opposition to the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act, 2021.
A single bench comprising IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition. The ministry didn’t file its response regardless of having been given a month’s time.
The courtroom directed the ministry to submit its feedback on the subsequent listening to and adjourned the case till April 12.
The petition has challenged the definition of journalist in addition to Section 6 of the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Act, 2021.
In November final, the National Assembly handed seven payments, together with the safety of journalists and media professionals invoice. The decrease home additionally witnessed the presentation of two ordinances as effectively.
Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem introduced the invoice.