December 21, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a show cause notice to Royal News Television for airing derogatory remarks against journalists.
In the program Issue of the Day, hosted by Wajahat Khan last month, the guests on the show Ibrahim Mughal and Rehmat Ali Razi passed abusive remarks found to be in violation of PEMRA rules. The PEMRA notice partly quotes Mughal as having said journalism once used to be a grueling job but now it has become a job for dogs and if such dogs stayed in journalism.... "
Razi on the other hand is quoted to have said: "Mubasher Lucman is a blackmailer and corrupt man. He has no shame....his DNA should be conducted to find out...."
The comments went on air un-edited in sheer disregard to PEMRA laws and code of conduct, the notice said.
PEMRA also details the clauses from its code of conduct that a licensee has to adhere to.
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