PEMRA imposes Rs 500,000 fine on private TV Channel
ISLAMABAD, Oct 1 (APP): PEMRA Council of Complaints (CoC) has imposed Rs 500,000 fine on Channel 92 for levelling baseless allegations against Chairman National Accountability Bureau and giving analysis against the facts.
On June 13 the said channel in its programme Muqabil claimed
that NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry had been receiving pension
from the army on the base of a fake affidavit.
Qamar Zaman Chaudhry proved through the documents that pension
was his legal right which he had been receiving as per rules. Channel
92 and the hosts failed to defend their stance.
The CoC reprimanded the channel for defaming a respected
national institution and its head. The channel was imposed
Rs 500,000 fine and asked to tender an apology, otherwise
recommended cancellation of its license.
The CoC disposed of a complaint against the same channel by
Senator Rehman Malik, who did not want to pursue his complaint after
his point of view was telecast by Channel 92. The meeting was
chaired by Shamim Humyun.