PEMRA warns Satellite TV channels


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday warned all satellite television channels against disclosing locations of the target of terrorism in during live coverage in future by installing time delay mechanism.

In a statement,the PEMRA said that the television channels disclosed the details of the positions of the security agencies during live coverage of the Bacha Khan University terrorist attack.

Moreover the satellite televisions have been advised not to give the number of casualties in such a situation without confirmation from the representatives of the concerned provincial government.

PEMRA also asked the managements of all TV channels to set-up monitoring editorial committee to prevent airing of unwanted stuff.

The leter of advice was sent after monitoring of leading satellite channels including Geo News,ARY News,Sama TV, Dunya TV,Express News,92 News TV after the Bacha Khan University attack.