October 26, 2017
ISLAMABAD – The head of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has suggested that television anchors declare their income tax returns and assets for the last 10 years if they were so honest and pious.
Absar Alam was speaking Wednesday at the Sargodha Press Club where he lamented falling standards of electronic media.
The News Thursday quoted him as saying “TV anchors believed that they could utter anything and were above the law. These people think that apologizing for a mistake will damage their honor.”
He said there were 800 cases pending in different courts as the channels often obtain stay orders from the courts each time PEMRA takes action against them.
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