Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has punished TV One’s administration and Sahir Lodhi. Sahir Lodhi is the host of the program “Ishq Ramzan” which aired questionable comments with respect to the creator and founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Television One administration has been made a request to say that ‘it complies with PEMRA’s orders’ amid its transmission on 24th June, 2017.
Sahir Lodhi gained massive unpopularity by riling a woman in his show
The channel has been requested to show the above as a content based ticker. Meanwhile, Sahir Lodhi will apologizes to the watchers over the ill-bred comments he made amid one of his current programs.
The disputable program was showed on 31st May 2017. After the program disclosed, PEMRA issued a show cause notice to the channel and the host to clarify the thinking behind the remarks that he made. The channel’s representative was approached to show up for an individual hearing also.
Subsequent to considering the channel’s reaction and the composed answer, PEMRA has arrived at the conclusion that the dialect utilized by Sahir Lodhi about Quaid-e-Azam was disregarding the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015.
The channel has now been made a request to apologize. It has further been cautioned to be wary in regards to its language to guarantee consistency with the Code of Conduct 2015.
Television One has been made a request to form an in-house group to screen all programs before it goes on air. It is further asked to provide subtle information to the authorities in 14 days.
In the event that the channel neglects to follow PEMRA’s requests, it should be prosecuted under area 29 and 30 of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002.
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