Pemra issues notices to TV channels over unethical coverage of Bhoja Plane Crash



ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has served show cause notices to 17 TV channels for airing unedited live footage of blood, gore, dead and mutilated bodies amid a private plane crash.
According to a press release issued here Wednesday, the authority has also issued notices to other 24 entertainment TV channels on account of airing “indecent, vulgar and unethical programs, advertisements, shows, excessive foreign content and intruding into personal and family life of people”.
In the warnings issued to the TV channels, the coverage was termed extremely unethical and irresponsible.
There is no harm in taking edge over other channels in dissemination of timely and accurate news but the quest must not be to take lead in indecency or irregularity, said the press release.
The channels have also been summoned to show cause under section 20 (c) & (f) of the Pemra Ordinance and Rule 15 (1) of Pemra Rules.