Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Opposition Alliance (PDM), called the PMDA the Media Danda Authority Act.
Addressing a sit-in of journalists outside the Parliament House, Fazlur Rehman said that it was not a media development authority but a media staff authority.
“Where there is a dictatorial government, the media is strangled. We will stand by the media,” he said.
The PDM chief further said that we all agree on freedom of media, we will not allow laws that are unconstitutional to be passed.
He said that the proposal of black law has come to the fore, which is being called Media Development Authority, I say it is Media Danda Authority.
Maulana Fazlur Rehman also said that where there is democracy there is free journalism, where there is dictatorial government the media is strangled.
He said that many laws are coming in the assembly which are against the constitution of Pakistan. We will not allow these laws to be passed.
The PDM chief said that thousands of employees have been fired and court orders have been executed. Despite a thousand differences, the country has a lot in common.
He said that the leading politics of democracy is in favor of freedom of media, we all agree on freedom of media.