February 29, 2016
ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has restored the license of Royal TV after its managers paid the required fine.
The channel had its license suspended on February 10.
The decision to allow Royal resume its transmission was taken at a meeting held at the PEMRA office. However, the meeting noted the channel will be bound to air apology repeatedly, failing which it would be shut down again.
Royal TV was punished for not promptly paying off the fine and failing to apologize after telecasting vulgar and abusive remarks against prominent anchor Mubasher Lucman in two talk shows last November.
However, a PEMRA announcement said Monday the channel had now not only paid Rs100,000 but had also deposited half of another outstanding fine of Rs1 million.
Royal TV has sought time until April 29 to pay off the remaining amount.
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