Neo TV fined for airing fake news about PM’s pay raise
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday imposed a fine of Rs1 million on Neo TV channel for airing fake news about the enhancement of the prime minister’s salary.
During a hearing on Thursday, the channel’s management was asked to respond to the show cause notice issued to it around a week ago.
“The matter relates to airing of the news that the salary package of the prime minister has been enhanced during a talk show. However, a rebuttal was issued by the authority concerned,” a Pemra official said, adding that when the channel did not pay heed to the rebuttal, a show cause notice was issued for airing fake news.
The notice mentioned that the channel had violated the Code of Conduct 2015, and did not air the official denial.