With terror gripping Lahore after a bomb blast took place in the morning at an area in Defence, right there the media quickly began to spread news of another blast in Gulberg forcing the public to go into a frenzy. But with the news turning out to be false PEMRA had no choice but to issue show-cause notices to all the channels for airing a news which was incorrect causing the city to go in a panic.
As indicated by the different channels, the supposed impact occurred outside a universal evolved way of life in Gulberg where the police powers and save groups were quickly conveyed. In any case, upon entry, it was found that no such thing had happened.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday issued demonstrate make sees 31 news stations for broadcasting this bit of news with no affirmation and has given seven days to the administration of the said channels for an answer to the notice.
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) February 23, 2017
In another announcement, PEMRA said that it had additionally gotten protestations against Pakistan Television (PTV) for airing fake news yet since PEMRA can’t start activity against PTV as it doesn’t go under the space of the media guard dog and is a state-run station the notice was not given to them.
News channels have an obligation to give people in general legitimate news and it is the occupation of each columnist to ensure that the news which they are advancing is bona fide and not a lie.