Minister: (Legislation against fake news to be done with consultation of all stakeholders: Info Minister)

ISLAMABAD:Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Husain has said that fake news is a serious matter and legislation against fake news is being done all over the world.

Talking informally to media outside Parliament House on Monday, he said that legislation in this connection would be done with the consultation of all the stakeholders. He said a draft of the Pakistan Media Development Authority has been prepared which would be presented in Joint Action Committee. The Committee comprised representatives of Pakistan Broadcasters Association and All Pakistan Newspapers Society for consultation and building consensus.

To a question about Pandora Papers, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan has already tweeted that the government would investigate all Pakistani citizens mentioned in the Pandora Papers and if any wrongdoing was established appropriate action would be taken.