PEMRA: Geo Pakistan banned for 5 days for showing indecent content
PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) banned Geo Pakistan channel with a fine of 1 million RS on airing indecent content. The channel is ban for 5 days because of the objectionable content. It was due to the number of complaints from senior journalists and various citizens. The show which was aired on 15 March 2017 caused an issue and asked PEMRA to ban the channel.
You can read the reasons and objectionable content in the report as posted by PEMRA on the Twitter account.
قابلِ اعتراض مناظر دکھانے پر جیو نیوز کا مارننگ شو “جیو پاکستان” پانچ روز کیلئے معطل، چینل پر دس لاکھ روپے جرمانہ بھی عائد pic.twitter.com/sqMSmxO9C6
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) March 30, 2017
PEMRA concluded that channel violated the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015. However, PEMRA has given a chance of evaluating and personal hearing from Geo News response. In case of non-compliance, Geo Pakistan license is in process for suspension uner Section 30 of Pemra Ordinance 2002 as amended by PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007 shall be initiated.