ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has once again suspended the license of private TV channel 24 News and issued a show-cause notice to the management seeking a response.
According to the statement, “PEMRA immediately suspended the license of 24 News for broadcasting hateful content during the special transmission of 10 Muharram. Messrs. Central Media Network Pvt. During the broadcast of hateful content without any editorial control and in blatant violation of PEMRA rules, PEMRA has received complaints on social media against the content on which the authority took immediate action. Has suspended its license because of the hateful content it broadcasts, which could lead to a breach of the peace in the country. The channel’s license inquiry is complete Will be suspended until “.
The regulatory authority is currently seeking the response from the media network, if the news network is not able to give a quick and satisfactory response to the authority it could result in heavy fines on the company and future restrictions according to the experts. PEMRA has recently suspended the license for violating regulations at the beginning of July, the news network transmitted the illegal current affairs content on the TV which was a blatant violation of PEMRA rules, according to Dawn.