ISLAMABAD: PEMRA summons private TV channels over offensive content

The Complaint Council of PEMRA has summoned the administrative authorities of ARY News, Express News and Dunya News over telecasting the objectionable content multiple times along their respective grooves.

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The spokesman stated that the decision to cite the authorities of the mentioned channels was conducted along the complaints received by the masses. In the meantime, PEMRA has declared the re- location of Private TV Geo News illegal.

The spokesperson of PEMRA said that driving the Geo TV channels to the latest numbers by the cable operators was the violation of PEMRA rules. Therefore, PEMRA has issued notice to the cable operators to seek their reaction.

It may likewise be noted here that the government had decided to claim action against three members of PEMRA and had issued show cause notices to Israr Abbasi, Mian Shams and Fareeha Ikhtiar.

These officials had, without any authority, announced recently to suspend Geo’s three licenses after a coming together that was declared illegal soon afterwards by the PEMRA spokesman.

Reports stated that the notification was put out to the members for maligning PEMRA by leveling baseless charges.

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