ISLAMABAD- The Complaint Council of PEMRA has summoned the administrative authorities of ARY News, Express News and Dunya News over telecasting the objectionable content multiple times on their respective channels.
The spokesman said that the decision to summon the authorities of the mentioned channels was taken on the complaints received by the people. In the meantime, PEMRA has declared the re-positioning of private TV Geo News illegal. The spokesperson of PEMRA said that pushing the Geo TV channels to the later numbers by the cable operators was the violation of PEMRA rules. Therefore, PEMRA has issued notice to the cable operators to seek their response.
It may also be mentioned here that the government had decided to take action against three members of PEMRA and had issued show cause notices to Israr Abbasi, Mian Shams and Fareeha Ikhtiar. These officials had, without any authority, announced recently to suspend Geo's three licenses after a meeting that was declared illegal soon afterwards by the PEMRA spokesman. Reports said that the notice was issued to the members for maligning PEMRA by leveling baseless accusations.