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‘Broadcast act to be installed next JS session’

19 February 2017, 4:35:38

Staff Correspondent:Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today said that the draft of the National Broadcast Act-2016 would be installed in the next session of the parliament for passage.

A broadcast commission will be formed based on the act, the minister said while delivering speech in a programme in Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU).

The commission will issue or reject licences to electronic and online mass media and it will be a powerful institution.

While addressing the programme, the information minister termed BNP’s concept on election-time supportive government a conspiracy of foiling elections and an attempt to create grounds for forming an abnormal government.

Khaleda Zia and BNP are looking for a scope to bargain with the government to escape lawsuits, he said at the programme.

The government won’t let BNP to implement its threats of boycotting elections and taking democracy hostage, the minister added.

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