Election Commission Directs PEMRA to Take Action Against Channels for Political Advertisements

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has instructed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to take action against channels for airing political advertisements, statements, and content.

According to a spokesperson, starting from midnight on February 6th, there is a ban on the dissemination of election campaigns, advertisements, and other written material until the conclusion of the election campaign.

The Election Commission has directed PEMRA to hold all channels accountable for such violations.

The Election Commission emphasizes that PEMRA must enforce the code of conduct for the national media as prescribed by the Election Commission.

It is noteworthy that general elections are scheduled to take place nationwide tomorrow.

This directive from the Election Commission underscores the importance of maintaining a level playing field and ensuring fair and transparent elections in Pakistan. By cracking down on political advertisements and statements on channels, the Election Commission aims to prevent any undue influence on voters and uphold the integrity of the electoral process.

PEMRA’s role in enforcing these regulations is crucial in safeguarding the democratic principles of the country and ensuring that elections are conducted in a free, fair, and transparent manner. The accountability of channels for their content during the election period is essential for maintaining the credibility of the electoral process and upholding the trust of the public in the democratic system.

As Pakistan prepares for the upcoming general elections, the measures taken by the Election Commission and PEMRA will play a significant role in shaping the integrity and fairness of the electoral process, ultimately reflecting the will of the people in choosing their representatives.