PEMRA issues another show cause to ‘Urdu-1’ for airing Indian content


ISLAMABAD, July 07 (TNS): Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday issued another show cause notice to private TV channel “Urdu-1” for airing Indian content (dramas, soaps).

According to a statement, the notice has been issued in violation of the terms and conditions of the Landing Rights Permission and directives of the Authority dated October 19, 2016 which had imposed a complete ban on broadcast of Indian content.

During the routing monitoring, PEMRA has noticed that “Urdu-1” aired 5 Indian dramas namely, “Saath Nibhana Sathia”, “Yeh Hain Mohabbatain”, “Namkaran”, “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hay” and “Ishq Baaz” in its transmission dated July 6, 2017.

The management of “Urdu-1” is directed to reply within five days i.e. on or before July 12, 2017 explaining their position.

Moreover, Chief Executive Officer of “Urdu-1” is also directed to appear before PEMRA committee for a personal hearing on July 12.


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