Pak news channel banned for five days for airing ‘objectionable content’

 The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday handed a five-day ban and a Rs. one million fine to Geo News for “airing objectionable/indecent content”.

The show was banned following a number of complaints from citizens and senior journalists. A show cause notice was also issued to the channel earlier on March 15, asking them to explain their position.

In case of non-compliance, a process for suspension of licence, under Section 30 of Pemra Ordinance 2002 as amended by Pemra (Amendment) Act 2007 shall be initiated.

This comes after the regulatory body banned TV anchor Amir Liaquat for hate speech and derogatory remarks on Bol News. He was then asked to “apologise unconditionally to the viewers for airing the hate-speech”.

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