The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday (Dec 7) Has issued show-cause notices to 17 news channels including Geo News, Dunya News, Aaj News, Express News, Neo News, 24 News, Bol News, 7 News, Metro One, Hum News, ARY News, Samaa, Public News, 92 News, GNN, Channel 5 and K-21 News, for airing “false” news reports regarding Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meeting with National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Javed Iqbal, PEMRA said in a press release.
All these channels are had reported fake news of that the prime minister today met the chairman of the accountability watchdog. PM’s office had denied athe meeting and said that no truth in rumors. PEMRA in its notice has reminded media outlets that airing “false news” is a violation of PEMRA laws, including the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct 2015. “However, it has been observed that news channels in the race to be ahead broadcast breaking news being aired by any other news channel without verification,” the PEMRA statement said.
پیمرا کا 17 ٹی وی چینلز کو وزیراعظم پاکستان سے متعلق جھوٹی خبر چلانے پر اظہارِ وجوہ کا نوٹس جاری. سات یوم میں جوابدہی کا حکم pic.twitter.com/8I4UYRhSlr— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) December 7, 2018
پیمرا کا 17 ٹی وی چینلز کو وزیراعظم پاکستان سے متعلق جھوٹی خبر چلانے پر اظہارِ وجوہ کا نوٹس جاری. سات یوم میں جوابدہی کا حکم pic.twitter.com/8I4UYRhSlr
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) December 7, 2018
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17 August, 2019