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Commenting on References against Senior Judges: PEMRA Issues Show-Cause Notices to 14 News Channels

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Autho­rity (PEMRA) has served show-cause notices to 14 news channels for failing to act upon its advisory to avoid commenting on the references filed in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against senior judges.

A press release by the regulatory authority on Saturday mentions Geo NewsDawn NewsDunya NewsARY NewsChannel 2492 NewsExpress NewsAaj NewsAb Tak NewsGNNSamaaSach News and Koh-i-Noor.

The PEMRA also ordered the aforementioned channels to submit a response by June 11 and to ensure that the orders issued by the Supreme Court and SJC as well as advisories issued by the regulatory authority are acted upon and warned against further violation.

No More Discussion: PEMRA Directs TV Channels, Newspapers To Not Opine On References Filed Against Judges

The regulatory body earlier on Friday had directed TV channels and newspapers not to opine on the reference filed against the Supreme Court and the Sindh High Court judges.

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