PEMRA suspended Geo TV licence for 15 days
ISLAMABAD: On Friday Pakistan Electronic Media regulatory authority (PEMRA) has suspended the license of country’s largest private television channel Geo News for 15 days and also impose Fine of Rs One Crore on it.
The Decision was made on Friday in an official meeting of PEMERA’s board members which was headed by acting chairman of institute Pervez Rathore.
PEMRA Spokesperson saying
The Spokesperson Of PEMRA said that the decision was made due the complaint received against Geo by the Defiance Ministry.
Also at the meeting, chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Secretary and Honorary Secretary attended the meeting and members were invited to participate.
Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Interior Secretary and Secretary Information look part in the meeting
Defence Ministry was complaint against Geo
The complaint by Defence Ministry was discussed in the meeting and after consultation, it was decided to suspend the license for 15 days and impose a fine of Rs one crore.
PEMRA will continue the suspension if the news channel failed to pay the fine.
Remember that Defence Ministry filed a complaint against Geo news, Tv channel targeting Pakistan Intelligence agency’s head Lieutenant-General Zaheer-ul-Islam in his broadcast for eight hours after attack on Geo journalist Hamid Mir.