Two well known news channel “Waqt TV” and “Samaa TV” received fine due to violation in PEMRA rules & regulation. Both channels clear their position & after that the decision for fine imposed. Press release from PEMRA showed that fine had imposed due to violation during assassination of former Governor Punjab Salman Taseer. According to PEMRA notice both channels showed due to two reasons.
Main reason for fine is to showed killer (Malik Mumtaz Qadri) of Salman Tasser interview. These channels showed Qadri’s Interview over and over again. Second reason is that they on-aired bloody footages of around that place.
It is not the first time that these channels violated PEMRA rules. PEMRA should take more strict action to stop these types of events in future. Channels did not openly apologized on their action. PEMRA should ask these channels to on-air sorry message,