ISLAMABAD - The PEMRA has not yet taken any decision over the Defence Ministry's complaint against Geo TV for maligning Inter-Services Intelligence and on Thursday the authority issued yet a fresh show cause notice.
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued show cause notice to Geo TV after receiving thousands of complaints against the channel for airing, what they called, blasphemous programme in a morning show.
"The authority had received thousands of complaints from the people and had issued the notice," said an official.
He said that people had submitted complaints against Geo Tv morning show in all four provincial headquarters and took the stance in their complaints that Geo had committed blasphemy in its morning show hosted by Dr. Shaista Wahidi.
Pemra moved the complaints to the council of complaints and instructed it to preview the complaints and submit its report to Pemra within a week.
Earlier in the day, the authority postponed a meeting scheduled for hearing of Defence Ministry's complaint against the Geo TV for maligning ISI for an indefinite period.
On last haring of the case, the Pemra had referred the complaint against Geo to the Ministry of Law for legal opinion after the majority of members said the issue could not be handled by the authority directly.
The matter was still under consideration in the Ministry of Law and it had not responded to the authority yet.