ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned media coverage of the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP).
According to the PEMRA statement, all TV channels have been barred from covering the banned outfit TLP protest.
The statement further said that FM radio, cable operators and IPTV have also been directed to stop coverage.
According to the statement, media coverage of the banned TLP has been banned under the Media Code of Conduct.
Media coverage of banned organizations is prohibited under the Media Code of Conduct 2015. The Interior Ministry had proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan on April 15, 2021.
TLP crossed a red line
The Interior Ministry had banned the TLP for its involvement in terrorism.
National Security Adviser (NSA) Moeed Yusuf on Thursday said that the outfit has crossed a red line.
The NSA cautioned the TLP to be mindful of the fact that there will be “no armed militias of any sort in our country”.
The statement from the top security adviser came as the protesters created chaos in Punjab’s cities, with the government holding talks with their imprisoned leader Saad Hussain Rizvi.