ISLAMABAD – PEMRA on Saturday suspended licences of Din News and Neo TV and fined them Rs1 million each for levelling baseless allegations against a Supreme Court judge.

Similarly, Such TV has also been fined Rs1 million for airing remarks of caller Ali Nawaz.

The three TV channels were issued notices on November 19 for airing irresponsible analysis and were asked to submit a reply on November 26, 2016, after an appearance before Pemra. On November 26, the reply was submitted and representatives of channels failed to defend themselves.

After hearing the viewpoint of the three TV channels, Pakistan Electonic Media Regulatory Authority suspended the licence of Din news channel for 30 days and imposed a fine of Rs1 million. A similar decision was given for Neo TV. However, its licence was suspended for seven days.

The authority also imposed a fine of Rs1 million on Such TV and asked the channel to pay the amount within 15 days.