August 28, 2016
ISLAMABAD – The Council of Complaints of PEMRA has recommended a fine of Rs500,000 on Channel 24 for airing a picture of Maryam Nawaz and claiming she was chairing a meeting of federal secretaries in the absence of her father - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The picture, it has now been proven was that of a meeting from January 24 that Maryam chaired as the chairperson of Prime Minister Youth Loan Program which was attended by regional heads of National Bank of Pakistan.
The Council that met in Islamabad said no representative of the channel appeared before them, and termed their explanations submitted earlier, as unsatisfactory.
The channel has been directed to air an apology, failing which their license could be cancelled. The picture was shown during the program Khara Sach, hosted by Mubashar Lucman (pictured) on June 10.
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