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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Tuesday refrained news channels from airing material about ‘ongoing court cases’ until a final verdict is announced.

In a statement, the media regulatory authority imposed ban on news regarding subjudice cases and directed the channels to only air information that is in the public interest.

PEMRA also directed the media outlets to avoid expressing their ‘opinions on subjudice cases’. It also warned against discussing ongoing court cases in TV programmes in a way that could ‘influence’ investigations or the trial.

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The regulatory body has emphasised that only information that is deemed necessary for the public will be allowed to be disseminated through media channels.

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KU May 22, 2024 11:21am
How did PEMRA assume that they can order that only select info be allowed for public info? PEMRA is advised to control influence of quack-lectures n other stone-age programs on various channels.
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Khan May 22, 2024 03:51pm
PEMRA ordered this because all the cases of NS has been decided in his favour. Now the only cases subjudice is of IK. So airing any news is a publicity for IK.
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