September 06, 2017
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a show-cause notice to BOL News after a program host passed “derogatory remarks” about the Pakistani passport.
PEMRA said Wednesday that Hamza Ali Abbasi’s remarks amounted to “spread of hatred and provokes anti-Pakistan sentiments.”
Abbasi hosts the program Headquarter Debate.
The regulator said the program also violated several PEMRA clauses and the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015.
The channel has until September 13 to submit its reply. Its CEO is also required to appear for a personal hearing.
Pakistan Observer, November 6, 2016
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