April 03, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Monday issued a show-cause notice to Channel 92 News for airing a two-year-old clip of a Karachi school function as breaking news.
The regulator said that by airing the clip, the channel attempted to portray that indecent activities were taking place in schools.
PEMRA said that PIA Model Secondary School had complained to them about this and termed the news report as baseless.
The school pointed out the reporter Rana Khalid’s reporting had caused damage to the school’s reputation and sought action against him for doing so.
The channel has been given seven days to explain why a fine of Rs1 million not be imposed on it or its license suspended or canceled.
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