JournalismPakistan.com August 20, 2015
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Wednesday night stopped Geo News from broadcasting interview of MQM chief Altaf Hussain.
Hussain had recorded an interview with Salim Safi for his program Jjirga and it was scheduled to be broadcast at 11pm.
A source tells JournalismPakistan.com that PEMRA directed Geo News management not to air the interview a few hours before it was to be broadcast.
“There was nothing controversial in it. We don’t know as to why Geo was asked not to air it,” he said. “Altaf Hussain talked about national unity and even sang a national song during the interview.”
A few weeks back PEMRA slapped a ban on live broadcast of speeches by Hussain. However, he has recently given detailed interviews to different channels after his party tendered resignations from the parliament and Sindh Assembly.
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