The media watchdog, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has been on a continuous roll since the beginning of this year, taking swift action against television channels where needed. The latest notice by PEMRA was issued to Aaj TV.
Aaj TV has been sent a show-cause notice for showing programs aired by foreign entities. The channel airs BBC’s ‘Sairabeen’ every Monday to Friday at 11 pm and Voice of America’s, ‘View 360’ which is shown on weekdays at 7 pm.
The television channel has been asked to file a reply within a week by 12.00 pm on the 12th of June, 2017.
Read the complete Notice issued to Aaj TV Here!
According to Section 20(i) of PEMRA Ordinance, 2002 (Amendment Act 2007) airing foreign content without PEMRA’s permission is a clear violation of the Act.
PEMRA announced the news on their official Twitter account!
اتھارٹی کی اجازت کے بغیر بی بی سی لندن اور وائس آف امریکہ کی نشریات دکھانے پرآج ٹی وی کو شوکاز نوٹس جاری، پیمرا نے سات روزمیں جواب طلب کرلیا pic.twitter.com/iZm2aP02bJ
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) June 5, 2017
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