PEMRA restores transmission of television channels

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Islamabad: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) restored on Sunday transmission of television channels across the country.Hours after police and paramilitary forces launched a crackdown on protesters on Saturday, the media watchdog shut down transmission of all private news channels, accusing them of violating media regulations by airing live coverage of the operation.

“Under the Electronic Media Code of Conduct, 2015, live coverage of any security operation is prohibited,” it had said. “TV channels are advised to exhibit utmost sensitivity regarding the matter and refrain from live coverage.

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