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Pemra suspends action against TV channels

By our correspondents
June 03, 2017

ISLAMABAD: In compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has suspended action on violations of Ramazan guidelines by some TV channels.

The apex court while hearing a petition of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), that had challenged the Ramazan guidelines, had directed Pemra not to take any adverse action on the said violations, a press release issued Friday said.

In its order of May 31, Supreme Court also directed Islamabad High Court (IHC) to pass an appropriate order in this regard on Monday, June 5. The Pemra had issued show cause notices to Geo Entertainment, Sindh TV, KTN and ARY Digital for violating Ramazan guidelines the authority issued earlier in May.