PEMRA issues show cause notices to 27 news channels

Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday has issued show cause notices to 27 private news channels over defiance of PEMRA’s orders to air apologize on fake news of Gulberg blast.

Earlier, on March 2, electronic media regulatory body had directed 29 private news channels to pay fine and air apology on March 6, 2017 between 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm over telecasting fake blast news. No one obeyed PEMRA’s order and didn’t aired apology except the two, Koh-i-Noor TV and Channel-5. Channels are directed to submit their answers within one week.