ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs1 million on Geo News for airing comments accusing the armed forces of ‘institutional corruption’ during a TV program, ‘Aapas ki Baat’ on January 9, 17, 24 and 25.
پیمرا اتھارٹی کا 134 واں اجلاس: جیو نیوز پر 10 لاکھ روپے جرمانہ؛ سٹار لائٹ کی نشریات ایک ہفتے کیلئے معطل pic.twitter.com/sg4tkXSpYr
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According to a press statement, PEMRA had received a large number of complaints against the program. The authority, on the recommendations of the Personal Hearing Committee, also suspended the private TV channel ‘Starlite, for seven days for airing obscene and vulgar content.
The media watchdog had received a large number of complaints against the TV programs.