PEMRA suspends Bol News licence for 30 days over anti-judiciary content
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has suspended the license of BOL News channel for 30 days and imposed a fine worth Rs1 million on it for using inappropriate language about honourable judges of judiciary.
Accoridng to the PEMRA, host of BOL News talk show ‘Tajziya’ Sami Ibrahim and Reporter Mian Dawood used irresponsible and inappropriate language while discussing procedure of judges’ appointment.
“Bol News in its talk show aired contemptuous remarks against Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court and other judges while discussing the matter of appointment of judges in the LHC. Both the host and senior correspondent cast aspersions against the superior judiciary in violation of Article 19 read with Article 68 of the Constitution,” read the PEMRA notification.
The suspension orders have taken effect from Jan 22 and all the cable operators have been directed to immediately stop transmissions of the BOL News channel.