Pakistan Elec¬tronic Media Regula¬tory Authority (Pemra) has issues show cause notices to 14 private TV channels from airing inflammatory content after the ISPR’s strict reaction against Altaf Hussain’s speech.
Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asim Bajwa on Friday condemned the statements made by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain concerning the Pakistan Army and said the matter would be legally pursued. After this sharp reaction of ISPR Pemra issued show cause notices to 14 private TV channels on airing inflammatory content.
In the tweet Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asim Bajwa said, “Altaf Hussain’s speech on TV containing remarks about army & its leadership was uncalled for and disgusting. Such reference to army or its leadership as reaction to arrest of criminals, who may have links with any political party, won’t be tolerated. Irresponsible remarks and using media to incite the people of Pakistan to rise against the State will be pursued legally. Pakistan Army and LEAs will continue to execute operations as assigned to them (sic).”
After this strict reaction by ISPR, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting passed written statement to Pemra for not allowing such hate speech by political leaders. As, Altaf Hussain’s speech was broadcasted live on many TV channels.