The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) fined Geo News ten Lakh rupees for airing a, “highly seditious and scandalous programme against National Accountability Bureau Chairman, retired Justice Javed Iqbal and maligning state institutions.”
PEMRA says that GEO News’ prime time anchor, Shahzeb Khanzada in his programme “Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath,” on July 18, discussed the highly controversial video which allegedly targeted the NAB chairman and did not take the point of view of the bureau as part of the program.
PEMRA also says that GEO News’ representative was unable to defend the program in his reply and arguments and also directed the channel to make an editorial committee to monitor their content before airing.
A highly placed source at GEO News says that the fine is “completely unfair” and also asks how criticism of the NAB chairman is “highly seditious”?
Judge for yourself. Watch the program here: