Pakistan Electronic Media

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

PEMRA 's served show cause notice.

Summary of Case

"On 1st March, 2021 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) served show-cause notices to 14 news channels for airing fake news regarding an increase in the prices of petroleum products. According to details, PEMRA has directed the news channels to respond with a written reply as well as send their representatives for an in-person hearing within 7 days. On 28 February, mainstream media had reported that the government had decided to increase the prices of petroleum products up to Rs. 7 per liter which would come into effect on 1 March. However, Prime Minister Imran Khan rejected the recommendation of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) and decided to keep the prices of petroleum products unchanged for the first fortnight of March. "

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

Times of Islamabad

Date of incident

1

Month

March

Year

2021

Name of affected person

No person affected

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

14 News Channels

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

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: No compensation announced by Government

Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced by Government

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