Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (APP) – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on ARY News on charges of incitement for dislodgement of democratic setup.”

PEMRA Council of Complaints, in its meeting held under chairmanship of Professor Shamim Humayun in Islamabad on Saturday, heard complaint lodged by one Shanila Sikandar against ARY News programme “Sawal Ye Hai”, hosted by Dr Danish.

The Council took serious cognisance of the act of host, appealing for take-over in the country and toppling the democratic setup.

The Council also recommended PEMRA to issue an Advice to all satellite TV channels to refrain from using derogatory words against persons and the institutions.

In another complaint, the Council directed ARY News to air apology and rebuttal in the same manner and magnitude during prime time within 15 days for airing false/incorrect information  about Aviation Division.