Sunday, February 3, 2008

Information Minister warns media of 'Nov-3'-like action

HYDERABAD, Feb 2: Federal Information Minister Nisar Memon has warned television channels of a reprise of the Nov 3 action if they 'continue to flout' the Pemra regulations.

"I urge these TV channels to abide by articles of their licence as they have pledged not to violate them. It would have been better had the government stopped on day one the TV channels for violating the rules," he said while speaking at the inaugural ceremony of APP's Sindhi service here.

He said around 50 TV channels were working in the country, adding that the elections would not be considered free and fair if they projected any particular party.

The minister said the Election Commission was implementing laws relating to the general election and TV channels should not violate the terms governing their licences. He warned that TV channels violating laws would be taken to task.

(Courtesy DAWN)

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