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Najam Sethi has seven days to publicly apologise to PM Imran

He propagated false news against the premier, says PEMRA

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 27, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Apr 27, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has asked Channel 24 and its anchor Najam Sethi to air an apology for “propagating false news” about Prime Minister Imran Khan within seven days on its show Najam Sethi ke saath.

The channel has also been directed to deposit Rs1 million as a fine in favour of Pemra in seven days.

“In case of failure to comply with the above orders either in partial or as a whole, the programme titled ‘Najam Sethi ke saath’ shall remain prohibited for a period of thirty days,” read Pemra’s notice issued on Friday.

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The authority stated that the decision was taken following a complaint lodged by Prime Minister Imran Khan at Pemra’s Council of Complaints.

The decision was taken under the terms outlined in Clause 18 of the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct 2015, Pemra stated in its notification.

The notice did not, however, expressly mention the nature of the “false news”.

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  1. chengez k  April 27, 2019 8:41 pm/ Reply

    No where in the world Cricked Board ex Chief is also a Gossiper in Chief !!!!

  2. Anand  April 27, 2019 10:09 pm/ Reply

    Freedom of Speech???????

  3. Anonymous  April 30, 2019 12:56 pm/ Reply

    Polio vaccine also cancelled due to terrorism.. killing polio vaccine doctors Kitna kutte hi Pakistan… Even truth will killed by porkistani every time

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