Pemra: (Pemra imposes fine on TV channel for intruding into privacy)January 18, 2015
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has imposed a fine of Rs 0.2 million on Geo TV channel for intruding into privacy of individual and later telecasting the private footages on TV channel in violation of PEMRA Code of Conduct.
According to a statement issued by Pemra here on Monday, the fine has been imposed on recommendations of the PEMRA Council of Complaints Punjab.
According to details, the Lahore High Court had referred the case of a complainant Asad Ehsan Elahi to PEMRA Councils of Complaints last year for disposal of complaint under Section 26 of PEMRA Act.
The Council, after providing reasonable opportunities of hearing to both complainant and plaintiff, recommended PEMRA Authority to impose penalty on Geo TV which was subsequently endorsed by the Authority.
The Council has further directed the channel to tender apology on the same program within a period of two weeks, failing which fine could be increased and strict action for suspension of the TV channel can also be initiated.
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