Function

1. To maintain highest professional and ethical standard of newspapers and news agencies while preserving freedom of press and its independence etc.

 

 

2. Review of any development likely to restrict the dissemination of news of public interest.

 

 

3. To deal with complaints about the violation of Ethical Code of Practice relating to newspapers, news agencies, editors and journalists etc.

 

 

4. To revise, update, enforce and implement the Ethical Code of Practice for the newspapers, news agencies, editors, journalists and publishers as laid down in   the  Schedule of  the Ordinance 2002.

 

 

5. To appoint Inquiry Commission to decide complaints at the head office, all provincial sub-offices and regions, as the case.

 

 

6. To manage the funds and properties of the Council.

 

 

7. Levy and collect fees as may be prescribed.

 

 

8. To undertake all research relating to the newspapers, including the studies of foreign newspapers, their circulation and impact.

 

 

9. The Council will act as shield to the freedom of the press on one side and ensure responsible press in the country, on the other. It may receive complaints by    newspapers, journalists, any institution or individual against federal/provincial governments or any org. including political parties for interference in free functioning of the press. 

 

 

10. It can recommend the competent authority to suspend the publication for a specific period not exceeding seven issues and recommend cancellation of declaration in the event of persistent non compliance by the newspaper or concerned agency.
 
 
11. The Council may direct any person(s) to pay compensation of an amount not less than Rs.10,000 to the aggrieved person(s). 

 


Council Members

Chairman
Raja M. Shafqat Khan Abbasi

Ethical Code of Practice

Miscellaneous Documents & Reports