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Senate passes PBC (Amendment) Bill, 2024
June 12, 2024

The Senate has passed "The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2024."

Under the bill, the Federal Government shall appoint Director General of Radio Pakistan on the recommendations of the board. The constitution of the PBC board has been changed by increasing the independent director/private members from four to nine, giving them a majority over ex-officio members.

By increasing the number of independent directors/private members, representation has been given to the Islamabad Capital Territory, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir; besides the four provinces.