May 04, 2018
ISLAMABAD – Electronic media regulator has issued show cause notices to Dunya, Neo, Health and Apna TV channels for different reasons.
Dunya aired defamatory and derogatory remarks by host Kamran Shahid against the judiciary in the program ‘On the Front’.
The regulator said airing such content violated its rules and regulations. It asked the channel managers to explain its position in writing and also appear for a personal hearing on May 7.
The notice to Neo TV came after Orya Maqbool Jan called Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, Mehmood Khan Achakzai and Nawaz Sharif traitors. It went on air unedited and without delay in the program ‘Harf-e-Raz’.
The regulator issued the notice to Apna TV for airing what it said was “immoral content” in the cartoon series ‘Batman Beyond.’
On the other hand, Health TV was served a show-cause for airing dialogues which were against the religious values of Muslims. These aired in the program ‘Bhabi G Ghar Per Hain’.
The Patriot, May 29, 2018