7News banned for 7 days by Pemra

01:34 PM | 28 Oct, 2017
7News banned for 7 days by Pemra
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority suspended the license of 7News television channel for 7 days for airing concocted, unverified and unethical stories about the female students of the Government College University (GCU) Faisalabad.

The decision of suspension of the license that ultimately mans ban for the said duration effective from November 1, 2017 (8.00 a.m) to November 7, 2017 (7.59 a.m) was made on Friday during the 135th authority meeting of Pemra after the body reviewed the complaints filed by the students.

The council of complaints Lahore chapter of Pemra had recommended a ban of thirty days on the channel, however, keeping in view the economy of working journalists as well as other staff members, the authority took a lenient view and decided to suspend the channel’s broadcast for one week with the direction to air apology on screen during the suspension.

According to a statement issued by the regulatory authority, the false report aired by the television channel on March 13th, not only damaged the reputation and goodwill of the said university but also subjected the students, their parents, friends and relatives to severe mental and psychological agony and torture.

In Friday’s meeting, the media watchdog expressed concerns over the unprofessional attitude and concocted report by the channel endangering the future of nation’s daughters.

The Authority further stated that a letter may also be sent to the Government of Punjab for initiating criminal proceedings against the Directors of the channel, namely, Sheraz Hashmi, Faraz Hashmi, Mrs. Romana Asif and the management of the hospital quoted during the news report.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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