PEMRA cracks down on TV channels for fake news regarding Asad Umar1 min read

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a notice against TV channels for apparently running fake news against Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad Umar.

PEMRA has officially sent these notices to 2 news channels after news of “massive reshuffle in the federal cabinet and changing of Asad Umar’s portfolio” was proven to be false.

The notice was sent to BOL News and ARY News on Monday. The notice reads that the channels aired fake news as ‘Braking News’ around 11 am, which was then declared as rubbish by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary.

The hearing is set for April 22 afternoon at PEMRA Headquarters in Islamabad. In the case of in-compliance, strict action will be taken.

Previously, PEMRA had issued a notice to SAMAA, Jaang and Neo TV for airing false news against Shehbaz Gill, the spokesperson of CM Punjab.


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Written by Amara Hanif

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