The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs1 million on “Channel 24” for airing “baseless and unverified news report about Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh A.D. Khawaja”.
Besides the fine (payable within three weeks), the channel was also directed to air an apology in this regard on May 20, 2017, in the same manner, and magnitude on the same time slot by specifically naming Khawaja.
“Tickers pertaining to apology shall be aired during the regular transmission of the channel,” reads a statement issued by the regulatory authority.
اے ڈی خواجہ کے خلاف غیر مصدقہ خبر نشر کرنے پر "چینل 24" پر 10 لاکھ روپے جرمانہ، ناظرین سے معذرت نشر کرنے کی ہدایت pic.twitter.com/G3MGSYFRcm
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