ISLAMABAD, Sep 3 (APP): Pakistan Electronic Media and
Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday directed all TV channels to avoid release of unverified, false and baseless news items keeping in view the journalistic ethics.
The PEMRA expressed serious concerned over an unverified news item on aired on August 11, by various TV news channels regarding the false death report of former test cricketer Muhammad Hanif, said a circular issued by the authority.
It added that the above news items caused annoyance for the family of former test cricketer and its relatives while the general public was also misguided.
The circular stated that such act of the news channels was
unacceptable in every civilized society.
PEMRA advised all TV news, current affairs and TV channels to ensure release of verified news items in accordance of code of ethics given by the Supreme Court.