Published On: Thu, Feb 18th, 2016
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PEMRA slaps Rs 0.1 million fine on Value TV

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Islamabad: PEMRA Council of Complaints, Islamabad in its 31st meeting held under the Chair of Professor Ms. Shamim Humayun recommended Rs. 100,000/- fine on Value TV for illegally operating under the name of “Channel-24” and for deviating from the approved programming mix, said a press release issued here on Wednesday.

The Channel “Value TV” was initially granted as “Real Estate / Property” content channel but later it changed its name and content without approval of the Authority.

The Council observed that despite repeated PEMRA notices and directives of the Council of Complaints to revert the channel to its approved name and content, the channel has failed to comply, which constitute wilful violation on part of Value TV. The Council, therefore, recommended that in case of further non-compliance and non-payment of fine within 30 days, PEMRA may proceed with cancellation of the license under the PEMRA laws.

Other Members of the Council including Prof. Dr. Maqsood Jafri, Dr. Shah Jahan Sayed, Ms. Nuzhat Fatima and Mr. Amjad Ali Afridi (RGM / Secretary, CoCs, Islamabad) were also present in the meeting.