Kathmandu, 18 July: The government has decided to hold back its plan to present the Mass Communication Bill at the federal parliament.
The Mass Communication Bill, drafted by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, had been sent to the Ministry of Law and Justice for finalisation. Officials at the Law Ministry were told to finalise it by the first week of July so that it could be tabled in Parliament during the ongoing budget session.
According to media reports,the Communication Ministry has asked for a halt to the process until further notice, which, Law Ministry officials say, arises from the anticipation of possible criticism.
People’s News Monitoring service