KARACHI (Web Desk) – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) complaint council Sindh, under the chairmanship of Professor Inam Bari, slapped Channel 24 with a one million rupee fine and asked it to air an apology for leveling allegations of corruption against ex-Director FIA Shahid Hayat.
Earlier, the former Director of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had complained to PEMRA against the allegations leveled at him by anchor Mubashir Lucman on Channel 24.
The PEMRA complaint council, after hearing both sides, imposed a fine on the channel and sought cancellation of its license in case of future violation of PEMRA rules.
Furthermore, the complaint council also recommended a fine of Rs. 2 lac on Samaa TV for airing objectionable remarks against Prime Minister of Pakistan by model Qandeel Baloch, despite Samaa having already aired an apology for those remarks.
PEMRA complaint council also urged Channel 42 and K-21 to be extra cautious in reporting sensitive issues.