ISLAMABAD —BBC on Wednesday said some purported journalists in Pakistan were illegally and immorally using the BBC marks or similar variations to promote and transmit their unauthorized broadcasts over the internet.

In an advert in Pakistani newspapers, BBC said it had initiated legal action to put a stop to these practices. The ad says: “Be it known to all that stern legal action will be taken against any person, firm or company found involved in using BBC marks, associated IP, or illegally claiming to be associated with British Broadcasting Corporation in any manner whatsoever, under all applicable civil and criminal laws, solely at the risk of such persons as to cost and consequences.”

The ad requested the general public to get in touch with the legal advisers of BBC if they have any knowledge or information regarding illegal use of BBC tradem

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