ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television launched its new channel PTV Parliament on Wednesday.
Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq inaugurated the trial transmission of the channel by pressing a button at a ceremony in Islamabad Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, the speaker said that we opened the doors of the parliament to everybody over the last five years in order to create awareness amongst the people about the functions of the parliament. He said we also invited the students from schools, colleges and universities to witness the proceedings of the parliament.
He said the idea behind the launch of parliament channel is also to create awareness amongst the people and generate public opinion that will help improve performance of the elected representatives. He said through this channel, the people will be able to see whether or not their elected representatives are highlighting their issues.
The speaker appreciated the Information Minister and Information Secretary Ahmad Nawaz Sukhera for their efforts behind the launch of the parliamentary channel.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb in her remarks said that the new channel will not only broadcast the proceedings of the parliament but also those of the standing committees. She said the content to be generated under the guidance of Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services will also be broadcast on the channel.
The Information Secretary described the launch of the parliamentary channel as a step towards further strengthening democratic traditions in the country. – NNI