PEMRA restores all TV channels transmissions

PEMRA restores all TV channels transmissions

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Sunday afternoon restored transmission of all television channels across the country.

“All news and current affairs channels have been restored,” spokesperson of the media watchdog said in a statement.

Hours after police and paramilitary forces launched a crackdown on protesters on Saturday, the Pemra shut down transmission of all private news channels, accusing them of violating media regulations by airing live coverage of the operation.

Furthermore, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) was ordered to block popular social media networking sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and video-sharing websites YouTube and Dailymotion.

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