Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a show cause notice to GEO News on Monday, for airing fake and unconfirmed news, with respect to Jalil Abbasi Jilani- the ambassador of Pakistani to the USA.

GEO reported that Jilani was criticized by the White House for tweeting pictures with Michelle Obama, the first lady, without taking consent or official permission.

Jalil Abbasi Jilani

Pakistan’s embassy was displeased, tweeting that the news was factually incorrect. The Pakistan Embassy in Washington and Foreign Office in Islamabad were informed of this via a letter.

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When Ambassador Jilani filed a complaint, PEMRA then took notice of the situation, taking action against GEO News. “It allowed international media to defame our country,” he added.

The First Lady of United States, Michelle Obama paid a visit to Pakistan Embassy in May.

Ambassador Jilani tweeted about this: “It was an absolute delight hosting FLOTUS at Pakistan House today.”

It was reported that this was the first time a US first lady had visited Pakistan Embassy in Washington.

PEMRA has recently put a ban on Indian content being aired on Pakistani channels, creating quite the uproar amongst Indian celebrities, who believe most of the business comes from Pakistan. However, many Pakistanis were content with this decision.

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Previously, PEMRA had also put a ban on Dr. Shahid Masood’s show on ARY News, for 45 days. The program was banned because it accused chief justice Sindh High Court in one of the episodes. PEMRA is on a roll!

PEMRA is on a roll! What do you think of this decision taken by PEMRA?

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