Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a show-cause notice to Pakistani channel G News Network (GNN) for a ‘propaganda’ against the Supreme Court’s Dam Fund.
During the show, Face to Face with hostess Ayesha Bakhsh, who has also received this notice, the channel aired false news in regards to the funds.
According to their tickers and content of the show, the amount gathered for the dam fund was misused and was kept in a commercial bank not the State Bank of Pakistan.
Ayesha Bakhsh accused the government of taking money from the general public in the name of the dam fund, forcibly deducting money from salaries, railway tickets were charged in this regard.
She further added that the government’s money has been withdrawn from the dam fund and paid for its utility bills.
ڈیم فنڈ کے نام پر پیسے لئیے گئے، تنخواہوں سے زبردستی پیسے کاٹے گئے،ریلوے کی ٹکٹوں میں اس ضمن میں سر چارج ڈالا گیا اور آج جب پتا کیا کہ اس ڈیم فنڈ کا کیا اسٹیٹس ہے تو خبر ملی کہ سارا کا سارا پیسہ حکومت نے ڈیم فنڈ سے نکال کر اپنے یوٹیلٹی بلوں کی ادائیگی میں خرچ کر دیا
عائشہ بخش pic.twitter.com/8liMwQQbZR
— Mian SamiUllahSharif (@Sami_PML_N) August 21, 2019
Ayesha took it to her Twitter to clarify what had happened. She tweets:
To clarify the news regarding Dam Fund shared in my program Face to Face, it was a factual mistake that later rectified on our channel.
To clarify the news regarding Dam Fund shared in my program Face to Face, it was a factual mistake that later rectified on our channel. pic.twitter.com/ivBjbMzYRl
— Ayesha Bakhsh (@AyeshaBakhsh) August 22, 2019
According to PEMRA’s notice, the channel and hostess have 5 days to clarify their act. They have violated policies set by PEMRA under articles 27, 29, and 30.
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) August 21, 2019
We have now to see what is the verdict is.
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