Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has decided to suspend the license of Geo Entertainment and ARY News over multiple complaints. Geo Entertainment license is suspended for one month, with a fine of 10 million rupees for airing objectionable and defamation content. Whole team of Geo Entertainment’s morning show named ‘Utho Jaago Pakistan’ including host Dr. Shaista Lodhi is also banned.
ARY News is suspended for two weeks, for airing defamation content (which is originally aired on Geo TV) and contempt of court in its program ‘Kharra Sach‘. Apart from the ban, whole team of program Kharra Sach including anchor Mubashar Lucman is also banned.
PEMRA has also banned re-broadcasting of any content/clip from the program ‘Uttho Jaago Pakistan‘ by any channel.
If implemented, then Geo Entertainment will be off air till upcoming Eid.
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Rashid Nazir Ali