Court orders PEMRA to implement code of ethics

ISLAMABAD, Jun 5 (APP): Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday directed Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to ensure TV channels to implement code of ethics regarding Ramazan.

Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of IHC heard the case filed by the Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA). During the proceeding, the bench also directed PEMRA to fulfill its responsibility about monitoring of TV channels’ transmission during Ramazan.

The court also directed the authority to take all the steps needed to ensure action on decision of allocation of ten percent of the TV shows for public welfare messages. The court adjourned the hearing of the case until July 4.

Monitoring Committee challenged

Earlier, the  PBA had challenged the decision of IHC in Supreme Court regarding constitution of monitoring committee for TV programs . The court also ordered to broadcast award winning shows after Iftar and Traveh time.

The SC had sent the case to IHC for hearing.

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