By Raza Ruman
(Pak Destiny) Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) today issued a notice to Channel 24 for airing audio clip of foreign airliner dubbing it that of ill-fated PIA’s PK-661 flight in which 48 passengers and crew members including singer turned sufi Junaid Jamshad were killed.
- The recording was from the passenger cabin of the ill fated aircraft
- Provide evidence of how the audio was recorded and sent to the channel from the aircraft
Upon receiving multiple reports against Channel 24, PEMRA lodged an inquiry. Upon failure to answer relevant questions, the channel will be fined Rs10 million.
According to the airline, the plane was an ATR-42 turboprop aircraft, which lost contact with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) at Islamabad’s Benazir International Airport en route from Chitral.
PIA Chairman Azam Saigol blamed engine failure for the deadly crash. “Around 4:15pm the ATC received an emergency call from the pilot who informed them about the engine failure. A few minutes later, a mayday distress call was received from the pilot,” Saigol told journalists at a news conference. “At 4:20pm we received news of the crash.”
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