December 13, 2018
ISLAMABAD – Electronic media watchdog PEMRA has issued a show-cause notice to Neo News for airing “derogatory and demeaning remarks” against an ethnic community in two successive shows of Harf-e-Raz hosted by Orya Maqbool Jan (pictured).
The regulator pointed out that the remarks uttered by the host show that the channel’s editorial committee is ineffective.
The programs aired on December 11 and 12.
PEMRA said that airing such remarks violated sections of PEMRA laws and the electronic media code of conduct.
The channel is required to submit a written response explaining why legal action should not be taken against them. The organization’s CEO will also have to appear for a personal hearing.
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