Orya Maqbool Jan lands in hot waters

Orya Maqbool Jan lands in hot waters

ISLAMABAD - Renowned analyst Orya Maqbool Jan lands in hot waters.

The Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday issued a show cause notice to Neo TV for airing “derogatory remarks” against the Pashtun community.

The private channel was issued a show cause notice for the use of insulting remarks against the ethnic community by analyst Orya Maqbool Jan during his programme *Harf-e-Raz*. link

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"چرس پر بھی پابندی اٹھاؤ ہمارا پٹھان بھائی خوش ہو" یہ اوریا اسفل سافلین کی جیتی مثال ہے. پیمرا کو اس نسل پرستانہ گفتگو کا نوٹس لینا چاہیۓ اور اس کے اور @neoTVNetwork link کے خلاف ضابطے کی کاروائی کرنی چاہیۓ@fawadchaudhry link 11:16 - 12 Dec 2018 link

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The channel has been advised to show cause in writing as well as appear for a personal hearing through CEO or an authorised representative on December 17 and explain why appropriate legal action should not be initiated under the laws.

In case of non-compliance, PEMRA said it will proceed under sections 27, 29 and 30 of its ordinance.

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