Pemra Council recommends Rs500,000 fine on private channel
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Council of Complaints Karachi has recommended fine of Rs500,000 on Ms Galaxy Broadcast (Pvt) Ltd for irresponsible and unverified reporting.
The recommendations were given in 31st meeting of the Council held under the chairmanship of Prof Inam Bari at Pemra regional office Karachi. The recommendations were made after hearing the complaint of Asim Hussain, filed through his legal counsel Anwar Mansoor Khan, Senior Advocate Supreme Court.
The Council also recommended revocation of cable TV licences of Ms Barlas Cable TV Network and Ms NN Cable TV Network Karachi for being non-operational and not re-validating their licences after expiry.
Hearing complaint against a programme News Eye dated March 16, 2016, the Council recommended issuing advice to Ms Aurora Broadcasting (Pvt) Ltd for violating code of conduct and failing to install effective time delay mechanism in its live programmes. Other Council members including Hoori Noorani, Farhad Zaidi, Anjum Ara, Sabahuddin and Ashfaq Ahmed Jumani were also present in the meeting.