PEMRA suspends license of three channels


ISLAMABAD:  PEMRA on Saturday suspended licenses of Din News and Neo TV and fined them Rs1 million each for leveling baseless allegations against a Supreme Court judge.

Similarly, Sach TV has also been fined Rs1 million for airing remarks of caller Ali Nawaz.

The three TV channels were issued notices on November 19 for airing irresponsible analysis and were asked to submit a reply on November 26, 2016 after appearance before Pemra.  On November 26, the reply was submitted and representatives of channels failed to defend themselves.

After hearing the viewpoint of the three TV channels, Pemra suspended the license of Din news channel for 30 days and imposed a fine of Rs1 million. A similar decision was given for Neo TV. However, its license was suspended for seven days. Pemra imposed a fine of Rs1 million on Sach TV and asked the channel to pay the amount within 15 days.

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