You ViewsVolume 12 Issue # 17

Regulatory bodies

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has, using his discretionary power, curbed the independent working of regulatory bodies by ordering them to function under federal ministers and federal secretaries.

Why has the prime minister taken an anti-consumer decision? Who advised him? Why is Pemra, the monitoring and controlling authority for TV channels, not transferred to the ministry of information, a useless ministry wasting public money and projecting government propaganda?

It is no more a secret that corrupt and inefficient leaders under the influence of false beliefs make bad decisions in the name of democracy.

S. T. Hussain