PEMRA directs TV channels to stop airing fake news


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Wednesday issued directives to all satellite television channels for airing fake news reports on July 17, 2017, regarding the killing of Indian soldiers at India-China border.
An airing of such content is in violation of several clauses of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by the PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007 and Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015, said a press release.
PEMRA has advised all satellite channels to adhere to the code of conduct and avoid airing fake news reports and items picked from social media in order to hold the basic professional standard and their credibility.
In case of non-compliance, the matter shall be dealt strictly in accordance with the PEMRA laws.