January 30, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a show cause notice to BOL News Television for its irresponsible commentary on “sensitive matters”.
The regulator said Monday it had received a complaint from Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in this regard.
The comments were made in the program ‘Live with Dr. Shahid Masood’ and focused on the minister’s reported meeting at the General Headquarters (GHQ).
The minister Monday also served a legal notice on BOL News seeking Rs1billion in damages for making "libelous and defamatory" remarks.
Dr. Masood, who appears as an analyst in the program, made those comments on January 24.
The channel has been given until February 2 to explain its position.
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