Pemra recommends Rs0.1m fine on TV channel

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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