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 - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 25, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 293.5 and selling rate is 297.2 while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 351.45 for selling.

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Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
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