Up to three news channels have reportedly been gone off air in some parts of the country, media reports claim. Three news channels, including Abb Takk, 24 News, and Capital News have been off air in various parts of the country since last night without any particular reason.
The channels have collectively accused the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) of the move. However, PEMRA has not issued any notification in this regard and its communication channels have no information about any of the blocked channels.
“PEMRA’s standard procedure is that they issue a notice to the concerned organization before taking an action. But, in this case, there were no heads up from them,” said a media report.
Unbelievable fascism. Shame. pic.twitter.com/idcUyRjJfo— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) July 8, 2019
The affected channel administrations have urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to intervene and resolve the matter at the earliest.
While the reason remains unknown, a few experts believe that the action was taken after the channels aired contemptuous content (Maryam Safdar’s presser and address) against the judiciary and other state departments. For more latest news Pakistan, visit 9newshd.tv