Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) is quite popular nowadays as they are keeping strict check and are actively taking action against any reportedly inappropriate stuff being onaired on TV screens. Up the latest, they have sent notice to News One over airing fight between JUI-F leader, Marvi Sirmed.
نیوز ون کے پروگرام میں انتشار پھیلانے اور غیر مہذب مواد نشر کرنے پر پیمرا کا چینل کو 17 جون 2016 تک جوابدہی کا حکم pic.twitter.com/oinDr5a6X6
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) June 11, 2016
The notice issued has call an explanation from TV channel management over airing the clash between JUI-F senator and female social activist by June 17, furthermore this media regulatory body has also called warned the private news channel could face a fine of Rs1 million or cancellation of its programme, Nadia Mirza Show.
“The threats and insults were deliberately allowed to escalate to the point that Hafiz Hamdullah may have physically attacked Marvi Sirmed had another guest not intervened,” the notice read.
“This was extremely irresponsible, insulting and unprofessional behaviour, and clips of the episode make it clear that this was done on purpose to score cheap ratings at the expense of the dignity of the guests, which is contrary to journalistic ethics.”
It will be worth mentioning here that heated exchange took place between Hafiz Hamdullah and Marvi Sirmed at nadia Mirza Show on News One on Friday after female right activist was supporting Barrister Masroor comments, over which JUI-F senator interrupted and restrained her from doing this.