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Pak's media watchdog warns channels against airing fake news

Pakistani TV news channels had on July 17 run fake news of the killing of at least 158 Indian soldiers at India- China border

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

Pak's media watchdog warns channels against airing fake news

Pakistan's media watchdog on Wednesday warned TV news channels against airing fake news items picked up from social media, weeks after they carried false reports of the killing of Indian soldiers at the

"Airing fake news on July 17, 2017 regarding the killing of Indian soldiers at is in violation of several clauses of Ordinance 2002 as Amendment by the (Amendment) Act 2007 and Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015," the Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said in the notice.


It also advised all satellite TV channels to adhere to the code of conduct and avoid airing fake news reports/items picked from social media in order to hold the basic professional standard and their credibility.

In case of non-compliance, the matter shall be dealt strictly in accordance with laws, it warned.

The Pakistani TV news channels had on July 17 run fake news of the killing of at least 158 Indian soldiers at India- China border. Some Urdu language papers had also carried that news from their monitoring desk.

India's External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay termed as "utterly baseless, malicious and mischievous" the report about casualties of Indian soldiers.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 23:47 IST
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