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36 TV channels fined for violating code

 JournalismPakistan.com |  Published April 03, 2014 |  Daud Malik

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36 TV channels fined for violating code

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday presented in the National Assembly a list of 36 private TV channels which have been fined for violations like airing excessive foreign content, vulgarity, and misleading and illegal advertisement. All these channels have been fined Rs one million each.

 

The list was presented in response to a question by Jammat-e-Islami MNA Sher Akbar Khan who wanted to know if the public and private TV channels are following the code of conduct issued by PEMRA. And if the TV channels were not following the code of conduct, the legislator asked what steps PEMRA had taken against violators in the last five years.  

 

In his reply, Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid clarified that the channels of national broadcaster do not fall under the regulatory ambit of PEMRA. He added that the content “aired on private satellite TV channels, licensed by PEMRA” was generally in “accordance with the prescribed Code of Conduct devised under the Rule (15) of PEMRA Rules 2009 as well as social, cultural and religious values of the country.” However, in cases where violations were committed, fines were imposed on Pakistani satellite TV channels.

 

List of satellite TV channels fined for various violations:

Channel

Reason

Dated

Amount of fine

8XM

Indecent / vulgar content

02-08-2013

One million

JALWA

Indecent / vulgar content

02-08-2013

One million

APNA TV

Excessive foreign content

14-03-2013

One million

GEO ENT.

Excessive foreign content

14-03-2013

One million

TV ONE

Excessive foreign content

14-03-2013

One million

Oxygen

Excessive foreign content

14-03-2013

One million

PLAY TV

Excessive foreign content

14-03-2013

One million

KOH-E-NOOR

Excessive foreign content

14-03-2013

One million

KOH-E-NOOR

Excessive foreign content

14-03-2013

One million

HUM TV

Excessive foreign content

14-03-2013

One million

SILVER SCREEN

Misleading Advertisement

15-02-2013

One million

FILMAX

Misleading Advertisement

15-02-2013

One million

FILM WORLD

Misleading Advertisement

15-02-2013

One million

FILMAZIA

Misleading Advertisement

15-02-2013

One million

KTN

Misleading Advertisement

15-02-2013

One million

SACHAL

Misleading Advertisement

15-02-2013

One million

STARLITE

Misleading Advertisement

15-02-2013

One million

SINDHI TV

Misleading Advertisement

15-02-2013

One million

ARUJ TV

Misleading Advertisement

15-02-2013

One million

KHYBER NEWS

Misleading Advertisement

15-02-2013

One million

ARY NEWS

Misleading Advertisement

15-02-2013

One million

Geo Entertainment

Obscene content

30-04-2012

One million

Geo Super

Obscene content

16-05-2012

One million

A-LITE

Illegal advertisement

02-12-2011

One million

RAVI TV

Illegal advertisement

23-09-2011

One million

CHANNEL-5

Illegal advertisement

23-09-2011

One million

ROHI TV

Illegal advertisement

23-09-2011

One million

ROYAL TV

Illegal advertisement

23-09-2011

One million

N-VIBE

Illegal advertisement

23-09-2011

One million

SILVER SCREEN

Illegal advertisement

23-09-2011

One million

 

FILM WORLD

Illegal advertisement

23-09-2011

One million

FILMAX

Illegal advertisement

23-09-2011

One million

FILMAZIA

Illegal advertisement

23-09-2011

One million

STARLITE

Illegal advertisement

23-09-2011

One million

FILMAZIA

Illegal advertisement

15-07-2010

One million

SILVER SCREEN I

Illegal advertisement

15-07-2010

One million

 

 

 

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