The government has requested the mass media of the country to punish objective and informative news on sensitive issues to prevent the spread of social unrest and misunderstanding among the people.
The Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notice in this regard on Thursday.According to the notice, “The publication of misleading news on important personalities, politicians, businessmen, government officials and various institutions is being noticed in print and electronic media which is deteriorating public discipline, tarnishing reputation, creating social unrest and confusions among the people.”
“The government is confident enough about the mass media’s positive role to prevent deterioration of public discipline and social unrest, the statement said. In view of this, the media is requested to publish objective news on such sensitive issues”, it added.
(Input from BSS)