Terrorists must not be glorified, Pemra tells TV channels
PEMRA has directed all satellite TV channels not to misuse respectable religious titles and qualifications as prefixes of terrorists. General Manager PEMRA issues these directives to all satellite TV channels in a letter dated May 12.
The letter has warned all satellite TV channels that the titles and qualifications such as Maulana, Moulvi, Qari, Mufti, Hafiz, Doctor/Engineer, etc, should not be used at the beginning as a prefix or introduction to the names of persons involved in terrorist activities, which tantamounts to glorification of terrorism. It may be mentioned that under the Protection of Pakistan Act 2014, glorifying terrorists is a cognizable and non bailable offence. PEMRA also directed electronic media to run comprehensive awareness campaign to expose and discredit terrorist outfits.