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August 21, 2020

Pemra fines TV channel Rs0.5m over derogatory remarks

National

August 21, 2020

LAHORE: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed Rs500,000 fine on a private TV channel over passing of derogatory remarks by a writer and actor against woman and rights activist Marvi Sirmed while participating in a programme.

A complaint was filed against the channel for allowing the writer to pass derogatory remarks about the woman. Two lawyers had filed a complaint with Pemra Council of Complaint (CoC) on July 9, 2020 on behalf of the some feminists and their organisations.