PEMRA blocks all TV channels in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Hours once police and paramilitary forces launched a quelling on protesters on Saturday. The electronic media watchdog finish off the transmissions of all personal news channels; accusative them of violating the code of conduct.

Meanwhile, West Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was ordered to suspend; widespread social media networking sites. As well as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Dailymotion.

Private news channels were blocked by the West Pakistan Electronic Media administrative body (Pemra). Accusative them of violating media rules by airing live coverage of the protection operation; an announcement issued by the regulator aforesaid.

“Under the Electronic Media Code of Conduct, 2015, the live coverage of any security operation is prohibited.” it said. “TV channels square measure suggested to exhibit utmost sensitivity; relating to the matter and refrain from live coverage.”

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The proponent for Pemra told The categorical apse that personal news channels had been shut on the orders; of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and therefore the national capital administration. He aforesaid it had been not sure however long the transmissions; of personal news channels would stay suspended.

Meanwhile, journalist and civil society organisations reacted sharply to the present arguable move. They condemned the government’s move associate degreed termed it an; attack on freedom of the press.

Total media blackout left folks with none data regarding what was happening in major cities across the country; triggering all styles of speculations.

A similar media blackout had occurred once General (retd) Pervez Musharraf; obligatory emergency on Gregorian calendar month three, 2007.

Commenting on domestic unrest, non secular students aforesaid that the govt; ought to have resolved the case through dialogue by currently.

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