Pakistan Electronic Media

No person affected

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case Closed as PEMRA just issued notice to five TV Channels for false reporting of Kuwait Airways.

Summary of Case

"On 29 June, 2020 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had issued notice to ARY News, 24 News, Public TV, Dunya TV and GTV TV channels for reporting that Kuwait Airways has grounded 7 Pakistani pilots and 50 engineers after the government reported pilots with dubious licenses in Pakistan. Presenting the report on a PIA plane crash in Karachi in May 2020, Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan told the National Assembly that there were about 262 pilots with fake and dubious licenses in PIA and other commercial airlines in Pakistan. On 28 June, 2020, Kuwait Airways, in a tweet, also termed the news as false. It said it did not have any Pakistani employed as a pilot."

Category of Incident

Censorship

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0803-Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Group: 08039-Other acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Class: N/A

ICCS Crime: Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

Reported By

Journalism Pakistan

Date of incident

29

Month

June

Year

2020

Name of affected person

No person affected

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

ARY, 24 News

Other affected organizations

Public TV, and GTV

Action by

Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA)

City

Islamabad

Province

Capital Territory

Designation

N/A

Professional category

N/A

Age of victim

N/A

Marital Status

N/A

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: N/A

Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date compensation paid by others: N/A

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: N/A

Court where case was presented: N/A

Name of prosecuting lawyer: N/A

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: N/A

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

N/A

APNS

N/A

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

N/A

Employer organization

N/A

Press Club Status

Press club 1: N/A

Press club 2: N/A

Press club 3: N/A