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PEMRA warns TV channels to air Azaan five times a day

ISLAMABAD: A final warning had been issued to 45 TV channels by the Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regul­atory Authority (PEMRA) to telecast Azaan five times a day, a local media house reported.

It was reported that PEMRA warned the TV channels to start airing Azaan, otherwise their licences would be revoked.

The warning came after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on May 9 directed the TV channels to do the same.

A single bench comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had issued the order while hearing a petition against the violation of the code of conduct for morning shows and Ramzan transmission by some TV channels.

During the hearing, Justice Siddiqui remarked that Azaan was the biggest breaking news but TV channels did not broadcast it and kept playing music, dance and advertisements at that time.

The court had also directed PEMRA to submit a detailed report in this regard.



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