May 05, 2018
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has fined 16 news channels Rs 1 million each for airing false news that the Lahore High Court had imposed a ban on the broadcast of speeches of Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.
The channels penalized are: Royal News, Din News, 92 News, Dunya, Channel 5, Aaj, Express News, Roze TV, Samaa TV, DawnNews, ARY News, Waqt, BOL, KTN, Koh-e-Noor, and Geo News.
Mashriq TV, however, escaped with a fine of Rs200,000 for it only ran a ticker.
All the 17 channels were issued show-cause notices on April 19.
PEMRA has also directed the erring news organizations to air apology during prime time on May 6.
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