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Legally address media complaints, NAI tells govt

24 Jun 2020 - 20:45
24 Jun 2020 - 20:45

KABUL (Pajhwok): Free media support organization, NAI, on Wednesday the summoning of Pajhwok Afghan News editor in chief to the  Wolesi Jirga in connection with a report on smuggling of 32 ventilators was against the law.

In a statement, NAI said that every complaint from media should be addressed through Media Complaints and Investigation Commission.

The statement read: “On Wednesday Pajhwok Afghan News head Danish Karokhel was summoned to the Wolesi Jirga and was asked to provide explanation regarding the smuggling report of 32 ventilators published by his organization.”

NAI believed this act of Wolesi Jirga was against the media law, which has been approved by the parliament.

Separately, First Vice President Amrullah Saleh in a tweet rejected smuggling of ventilators to Pakistan.

He wrote: “NO ventilator is missing from the inventory of the Ministry of Health in Kabul or provinces. NONE. Don’t fall in the trap of lies & falsehood. When someone tells you that your nose was stolen by the cat touch your nose first before chasing the onlooking cat. Calm down.” 

Nh/ma

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