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ECP asks media regulator to warn news channels violating code of conduct

Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan has directed the electronic media authority to issue a warning to two news channels for violation of code of conduct, local media reported.

The poll watchdog has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to issue a warning to Geo News and ARY News for violating the code of conduct, Dawn reported.

Political campaigning for the 12th general elections concluded in midnight on February 6-7.

As per the code of conduct, media outlets should have stopped airing political campaigns, promotional advertisements, and written materials from any political parties after midnight of February 6-7.

Despite clear instructions from the ECP, the said news channels aired statements and interviews of political leaders live, according to a spokesperson of the commission.

–IANS

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