ISLAMABAD - Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Syed Sumsam Bukhari said on Tuesday the government would abolish all anti-media laws enacted during the Musharraf era. Minister said this at Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, meeting chaired by Senator Haji Ghulam Ali. The participants of the meeting spoke against the free broadcast of Indian television channels terming it against the cultural values. The meeting was informed that PEMRA had issued licenses to 82 television channels and 131 radio channels out of which 62 TV channels and 106 radio channels were operational. Speaking on the occasion Secretary Information and Broadcasting Mansoor Sohail said that incumbent government had no intentions to impose curbs on the media. He said that PEMRA would be reconstituted to make it media friendly organisation. He also told the meeting that his ministry faced many challenges including that of updation of media laws, implementation of 7th wage board, and others. A committee headed by Justice (R) Fakharuddin G Ibrahim was working on code of conduct the media organizations. The meeting also formed a sub-committee to be headed by Senator Tariq Azeem to finalise report on recovery of PTV dues against various organisations. Director General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Murtaza Solangi told the meeting that Voice of America programmes are broadcast by PBC under an agreement.