3 Private News Channels Are Off Air Since Last Night

Up to three news channels have reportedly gone off air in some parts of the country, media reports claim.

Three news channels, including Abb Takk, 24 News and Capital News have been off air in various parts of the country since last night without any particular reason.

The channels have collectively accused the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) of the move. However, PEMRA has not issued any notification in this regard and its communication channels have no information about any of the blocked channels.

“PEMRA’s standard procedure is that they issue a notice to the concerned organization before taking an action. But, in this case, there were no heads up from them,” said a media report.

The affected channel administrations have urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to intervene and resolve the matter at the earliest.

While the reason remains unknown, a few experts believe that the action was taken after the channels aired contemptuous content (Maryam Safdar’s presser and address) against the judiciary and other state departments.

Meanwhile, senior journalists also shared their opinions on the banned news channels.

  • bohat acha hua. I request DG ISI to throw these media channels owner out of helicopter.

  • Criminals like Maryam Nawaz shouldn’t be allowed to get their limelight on media channels so they can spread their propaganda and brainwash people further.

  • Interesting part in this story is writing Mariam Nawaz as “Mariam Safdar”. Some people are bent over writing her “Mariam Safdar” when Islamic teaching says the opposite. A woman should not have husband name with her but her father. In any case she is the one who decides whose name will appear in last name column. In Arabs husband’s name isnt used but father’s name is used instead even after marriage.

  • The authority should not close the TV Channels but face the questions by the media to improve human rights

  • Suchh kab tak censor karo ge, social media per sub aa jata hai.
    Ab Ayub, Zia ya Musharraf ka zamana nahi. Kalay kartoot chupana mushkil hai.
    Himmat hai to succh ka samna karo buzdilo aur censor hatao.

  • Operation Valkyrie is in effect. Insafi’s read neo Nazis want head of every person who differs with them. They think they are in control while in effect it’s staffinberg who’s in control!

  • Convicted Criminals like Maryam Nawaz shouldn’t be allowed to get their anti state anti Pakistan propaganda on media channels so they cannot brainwash people further.

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