IHC forms committee in journalists' legislation case for consultation with stakeholders.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday ordered to form a five-member committee in a case seeking legislation for the rights of journalists and sought its report on March 17.

The committee would be comprising Federal Minister for Law and Justice Azam Nazeer Tarar, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, Secretary Information Shahera Shahid, Secretary Law and Justice Raja Naeem Akbar and Senior Anchor Hamid Mir.

The court directed the committee to submit its report after consulting with all stakeholders regarding the legislation.

Chief Justice Aamer Farooq heard the case filed by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Islamabad High Court Journalists Association (IHCJA) and others.

At the outset of hearing, additional attorney general adopted the stance that the draft of the legislation was ready and its copy had also been shared with the petitioners. Hamid Mir said that they had also prepared a draft and provided it to the previous government, adding that copy of it was also being shared with the incumbent set up.

Hamid Mir said that the incident of torture on journalists took place...

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