Pemra rec­om­mends Rs0.1m fine on TV chan­nel

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—The Coun­cil of Com­plaints, Khy­ber Pakhtunkhawa (KP) in its 66th meet­ing on Friday rec­om­mended im­po­si­tion of Rs. 100,000 fine on Chan­nel-24 for lev­el­ling base­less charges of cor­rup­tion on Ex- Gover­nor KPK, Sar­dar Me­htab Ah­mad Khan.

The Coun­cil, met with Sha­keel Chan­der in the chair di­rected Pemra Re­gional Of­fice, Peshawar to is­sue a cir­cu­lar to all Ca­ble Op­er­a­tors and FM li­censees of KPK to ob­serve sanc­tity of Holy month of Ra­madan.

In the mat­ter of com­plaint lodged by a cit­i­zen Mehran against SAMAA TV for air­ing false news about death of his fa­ther, the Coun­cil de­ferred the mat­ter till next meet­ing with direction to chan­nel to pro­vide record­ing of ticker re­layed about cor­rec­tion of the news.

While hear­ing the com­plaint lodged by Muham­mad Nadir Khan (Ad­vo­cate) against pro­gramme “News at six” of ARY news aired on April 30, 2016, the Coun­cil de­ferred the mat­ter with direction to the chan­nel to ap­pear in per­son in next meet­ing and sub­mit com­ments.

In the mat­ter of com­plaint lodged by CEO of M/s Ban­gash Ca­ble Net­work, Hangu against M/s New Kings Ca­ble Net­work, Hangu, the Coun­cil rec­om­mended to ter­mi­nate op­er­a­tions im­me­di­ately.

Dis­cussing the com­plaint for­warded by Di­rec­tor-1 (Hu­man Rights Cell) Peshawar High Court, Peshawar regarding il­le­gal health re­lated ad­ver­tise­ment of Ha­keems re­layed by FM Ra­dio Sta­tions, CTV Op­er­a­tors and STV chan­nels, the Coun­cil rec­om­mended to is­sue another cir­cu­lar to all the li­censees for im­me­di­ately stop­ping such il­le­gal ad­ver­tise­ments.

The Coun­cil also rec­om­mended to can­cel five li­censes of Ca­ble TV Op­er­a­tors on their re­quest. Meet­ing was at­tended by Ab­dus Sat­tar Khan, Syed Ham­mad Hus­sain Shah, Mrs. Farah Sul­tan Ashraf, Mrs. Farah Khan, Muham­mad Ir­shad, mem­bers and Ra­hat Ali (RGM), Sec­re­tary Coun­cil of Com­plaints.—APP

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