ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has fined Geo News of Rs 100,000 for the derogatory remarks for Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in its program Jirga.
The guests Ijaz Mohmand nd Nisar Mohmand called the two leaders “ghaddar” (traitors) in a program hosted by Saleem Safi.
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Pemra asked the director to give an explanation, the officials said that the allegations are an open violation of Clauses 3 (1) (f), 4(10), 17, 22 and 23 of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015.
The department also warned the channel to be vigilant in its selection of guest and also, briefed them about the code of conduct.
On account of airing the Pemra also ordered the host to submit an apology.