Islamabad, January 5: Residents of Hunza valley have criticized the mainstream TV channels for spreading misleading information about the “active role” of state machinery in relief work.
“The government has crawled into action forty eight hours after the disaster had struck, but the TV channels were spreading the perception as if the entire state machinery has been brought to service of the people”, an angry resident told Pamir Times on phone.
A resident of Hunza valley based in Islamabad said that the mainstream TV channels flashed old video of a glacial lake outburst flood that had taken place last year to depict the disaster at Attabad. “Running the old video not only misled viewers, it also spread anxiety among residents of the region who are currently living outside the country and in other cities of Pakistan”, he said. He also said that the video was not properly tagged to clarify it’s nature, location and date.