Yet another U - TURN by PTI government

Yet another U - TURN by PTI government

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said on Monday that its earlier advisory barring TV talk show anchors from appearing on other similar programmes.

PEMRA on Sunday, through a notification, had banned regular TV anchors from being guests on other talk shows.

In its latest advisory, the regulatory authority said that there is no ban on participation of journalists in talk shows.

“There is no advisory to ban participation of joumalists in talk shows. There is no restriction on appearance of any number of anchors to do long duration group marathon transmission on a special current issue on their channels while also taking other relevant guests where require/ possible,” clarified the statement.

PEMRA said it didn’t mean to restrict freedom of expression as ‘being projected by few’.