Pak Govt. asks media to avoid live coverage of terror attacks

June 14th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, June 14 (ANI): Pakistan Government has asked country’s electronic media to refrain from live telecasts of terrorist attacks, suicide bombings and other acts of violence.

Pointing out that such reportage spreads panic among people, Pakistan’s Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said the government was still waiting for the draft of a code that the Pakistan Broadcasters’ Association had promised to prepare.

If that was not done, he said, the government would have to contact an independent forum to do the job.

He said Pakistan is facing threatening condition, and it should be everyone’s duty to support law-enforcement agencies and avoid doing anything that would harass the people.

Speaking about Friday’s blasts in Lahore and Nowshera, he claimed that terrorists had become desperate after having been hit hard by the armed forces, and they were indulging in cowardly acts to demoralize the people.

But they would not succeed in their designs, he said. (ANI)

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