Islamabad, June 15: A national TV channel directly and indirectly misinformed millions by telecasting a false report about formation of a new lake in Shimshal Valley. The TV channel reported that the lake formation had posed great threat to 170 households in Shimshal Valley.
According to information shared by the GB home department the channel has been asked to rectify the misinformation.
Many mainstream and vernacular newspapers also carried the ‘news’ without proper investigation and verification.
Thousands of people spent sleepless nights due to the anxiety caused by the misleading report.