Restoring Geo TV Pemra’s responsibility, says Kh Asif

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SIALKOT: Minister for Defence Khawaja Asif has said whatever the decision the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had given according to its mandate, it was the responsibility of Pemra to get this decision implemented and restore the transmission even if the cable operators were not accepting it.

While talking to the Geo News, he said the bitter reality was exposed through media’s tussle with each other in the last few months which also revealed the filth of the media.

Khawaja Asif said that the media was carrying out the fight for wealth and ranking by forgetting journalistic responsibilities. He said that there was no moral superiority of one media house over the other. Khawaja Asif said that the media should play its role by serving the nation in real meaning.

APP adds: Khawaja Muhammad Asif said the military operation will continue till the elimination of terrorism from all the tribal areas of the country.Talking to the media at his residence in Sialkot on Sunday, he said any announcement of a time-frame to end the military operation was not possible at the moment. However, the government would take all the mainstream political parties into confidence over eradication of terrorism and early rehabilitation and repatriation of the IDPs from North Waziristan Agency, he added.

Khawaja Muhammad Asif said the whole nation stands united against terrorism. Talking about the ongoing media war among TV channels, Khawaja Muhammad Asif asked the media to serve the nation in true spirit. Later, addressing the party workers he said the armed forces of Pakistan had the capability to uproot terrorism from the country. He also listened to public problems and issued orders for their redress.

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