PEMRA has banned media coverage of the banned TLP

PEMRA has banned media coverage of the banned TLP

Supporters of the Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP) party pelted stones at a police armored vehicle on April 13, 2021, during a protest against the arrest of their leader in Baraho, a suburb of Islamabad. – AFP / Amir Qureshi

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had banned media coverage of the banned Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP) on Thor’s Day.

Following the PEMRA notification, the Interior Ministry sent a letter announcing the TLP’s involvement in terrorist activities and its partisan work for peace and security in the country during the recent three-day nationwide protests.

The PEMRA notice states that under PEMRA (Television Broadcast Station Operations) Regulation, Rule 18 (h) of 2012 and Section 16 of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct, 2015, the programs are required to comply with the laws of the country. ۔

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a notification on April 15, 2021 banning the coverage of Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP) by all television and radio licenses.

In addition, Article 3 (3) of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct, 2015 prohibits media coverage for organizations.

PEMRA said that therefore, under the powers conferred under Section 27 of the PEMRA (Amendment) Act, 2007, “media coverage of Tehreek-e-Libek Pakistan is prohibited”.

The Media Regulatory Authority said, “All satellite TV channels and FM radio licenses must refrain from providing any kind of media coverage to the (banned) organization under it.”

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