PEMRA Fines Two Channels For Airing False News

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday fined two private TV channels, Abb Tak and Channel 24 for airing false news following a complaint lodged by Inspector General of Police (IGP) A.D. Khawaja.

A fine of Rs.200,000 and Rs.300,000 was imposed on ‘Abb Tak’ and ‘Channel 24’ for “airing baseless, defamatory and unverified allegations against the complainant.”

PEMRA further instructed both channels to air an apology and make sure that all the content they air is in compliance with the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015.

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