ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) served show cause notices on 29 satellite television news channels on Thursday for telecasting news of a bomb blast in Gulberg locality of Lahore without verification.
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The PEMRA had given 7 days to the management of the channels in question to reply to the notice.
Following a deadly blast in a shopping centre in Defence area of Lahore, news broke about a second explosion in Gulberg, but this turned out to be a hoax.
The channels issued show cause notices include ARY News, Khyber News, 92 News, Dunya News, Samaa TV, Geo News, Metro One News, Awaz, Jaag, Abb Tak, Roze News, Dawn News, Mehran, Kohinoor, 7 News, Lahore News, Neo News, Capital TV, Bol News, Such News, Sindh TV News, Channel 5, Din News, Express News, Waqt News, KTN, News One, 24 News and K-21. – APP