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PEMRA bans media from the coverage of proscribed outfit TLP

Restriction imposed under Electronic Media Code of Conduct, 2015, which prohibits covering proscribed organisations.

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PEMRA bans media from the coverage of the proscribed outfit!

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued an official notification on Thursday that barred TV channels and all other media outlets from covering any activity of the proscribed outfit Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).

According to the statement, all satellite TV channels, FM radio stations, and distribution services networks (cable TV operators and Internet Protocol television) have been directed to stop disseminating information about the proscribed outfit.

“The restriction has been imposed under the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015, which prohibits covering proscribed organizations,” reads the notification.

“The Ministry of Interior had declared the TLP as a proscribed organization for being engaged in act of terrorism […] on April 15, 2021,” the statement added.

PEMRA notification

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.