Media blackout

Dawn | Oct 18, 2019 at 6:53 AM
  • FOR a change, media censorship has been called out in real time on television.
  • The legislation under which it functions stipulates, in a nutshell, that it must issue a show-cause notice to the offending television channel and then, if the regulatory authority’s Council of Complaints so recommends, proceed to sanction it appropriately.
  • In July, Pemra issued notices to 21 channels for airing a press conference by Ms Nawaz; a day later, three channels were forced off air.