Govt orders Pemra to restore transmission of news channels

ISLAMABAD: The government on Sunday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to restore transmission of all news channels.

Earlier, the regularity authority had taken all news channels off air in the country.

Sources said that the broadcast of news channels would be restored within an hour.

They said that the media regularity body will issue guidelines for the television channels.

The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Saturday condemned the government’s decision to close news channels.

Sources said that the decision to restore transmission of news channels had been taken during the PM Abbasi’s meeting with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday.

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