Pemra fines channel for airing indecent content
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday fined Hum TV Rs1 million for airing indecent content on January 29, 2017.
On receipt of a number of complaints from general public, a show cause notice was issued to the channel on February 20, said a Pemra press release. Through a show cause notice, the licensee was asked to explain its position within seven days.
The personal hearing committee on March 14, after hearing the representatives of the channel, reviewing the complaints, analysing the written reply of the channel of February 23 and reviewing the objectionable clips, unanimously agreed that the content was in violation of clauses 3(1)(a), 3(1)(e), 12 and 17 of Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015. Thus on account of airing of the episode having indecent content, violative of clauses 3(1)(a), 3(1)(e), 12 and 17 of Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct 2015, a fine of Rs1,000,000 was imposed on the channel, payable within three weeks from the issuance of this decision.