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Pak media regulatory body issues notice to TV channel for airing 'fake news'

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's has issued a notice to a private TV channel for airing reports deemed to be against two federal ministers, a media report said Sunday.

"From the tickers it was transpired that the had expressed displeasure over the performance of minister for his policies," Dawn reported, citing the notice issued by the (PEMRA) on Saturday.

In the notice titled 'Notice on False News, it said that by airing such reports, the channel had violated provisions of the 2015 Electronic Media Code of Conduct.

The regulatory authority asked the TV channel to prove authenticity of its reports and submit a reply by Monday, the paper reported.

It also said if the channel failed to provide evidence in support of its reports, it should tender an apology.

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First Published: Sun, October 14 2018. 15:30 IST