Wednesday, June 08, 2011
PAKISTAN: Show cause notices against four television channels must be withdrawn
Asian Human Rights Commission, June 8, 2011
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), which is an official organisation to monitor electronic media, has issued notices to four television channels, Geo News, Dawn News, News One and Dunya News, for being irresponsible and provoking anti-national sentiments among viewers by ‘over sensitizing’ events unnecessarily. These notices were issued after the incident of the terrorist attack on PNS Mehran, a naval base in Karachi, Sindh province, where terrorists, with the help of naval officers, entered the base and killed more than seven persons, destroyed sensitive installation equipment including aircraft and fought for 13 hours.