Pemra did not issue any direction for Parachinar tragedy coverage
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Wednesday clarified that it had not issued any instructions to television channels for not airing news regarding tragic terrorist’ attacks in Parachinar.
In a statement issued here, Pemra clarified the fake news being aired by some TV channels that Pemra had issued instructions to TV channels not to air news or comments about the tragic terrorist’ attacks in Parachinar.
Pemra strongly denied such rumor mongering.
At a time when the country is going through tragic incidents, irresponsible handling of sensitive issues by certain TV channels is a blatant violation of National Action Plan and Pemra Code of Conduct.
Knowingly, or unknowingly, these TV channels are serving the nefarious interests of the terrorists and enemies of this country and its nation. This kind of irresponsible handling of news is condemnable and unacceptable as it tantamount to inflame sectarian misunderstanding in Pakistan.
These few TV channels are warned to refrain from airing fake news and irresponsible comments on such a sensitive issue. Any violation of National Action Plan or Pemra Code of Conduct by any TV channel would be dealt with strictly. Pemra takes action in accordance with law and always makes its decision public.