May 09, 2018
ISLAMABAD – Electronic media regulator has served show-cause notices on Neo TV, Pak News and KTN for airing anti-judiciary content.
Neo aired former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s media talk during which he spoke against the judiciary. It was seen as a violation of a Lahore High Court order and sections of PEMRA laws.
The channel also erred while airing a speech at a public gathering by Sharif in Mansehra. It had aspersions against the judiciary.
Pak News aired derogatory remarks by Faisal Raza Abidi against the chief justice in its headlines.
KTN broadcast a speech by Maryam Nawaz in which she made derogatory remarks against the judiciary.
All three channels are required to respond to the notices in writing, and their managers asked to appear for a personal hearing.
Pakistan Observer, December 14, 2016