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Pak TV channel aired fake audio clip of crashed PIA flight

Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog on Thursday issued a notice to a TV channel for airing an unauthentic audio clip of crashed PIA PK-661 flight and asked it to explain by December 15 why action should not be taken against it.

After the crash, an audio clip went viral on social media claiming to be the last audio before the plane crashed. In the audio, people could be heard crying for help, however, it surfaced it was an audio from another crash. 

The audio was released by Channel 24 during its 9:47pm transmission on Wednesday night, following which, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) sent a notice to Channel 24. 

According to the notice, Channel 24’s coverage is against the PEMRA electronic code of conduct. The channel has been asked to prove that the recording was from the passenger cabin of the ill fated aircraft and provide evidence of how the audio was recorded and sent to the channel from the plane. 
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