SAMAA TV has faced criticism in the past years for airing content without verification. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has issued notices to the channel several times.
PEMRA issued a notice to the channel for airing false and misleading information about the demise of Ms. Kanwal Nauman, MPA.
According to the official document, SAMAA TV had aired a baseless and unverified breaking news about the demise of Punjab assembly member Kanwal Nauman. The news was wrong according to the hospital sources.
PEMRA said in the document in that family and friends of Ms. Kanwal faced mental stress due to false news.
PEMRA warned that SAMAA TV’s action is not acceptable in respectable society.
PEMRA serves notice to Samaa for airing false news about demise of Ms. Kanwal Nauman, MPA pic.twitter.com/UK0weSLihd
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) February 2, 2016