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PEMRA suspends NEO TV’s license

License has been suspended with immediate effect on illegal transmission of News and Current Affairs content

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has suspended NEO TV license with immediate effect on the illegal transmission of News and Current Affairs content

Earlier PEMRA had directed NEO TV to stop the violation of content category i.e airing news and current affairs programs (which amounts to contravening the PEMRA Laws) and revert back to its approved programming content i.e. Entertainment in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license.

 

However, NEO TV failed to comply with the same and challenged the decision of PEMRA before Islamabad High Court. The Islamabad High Court dismissed the channels plea for a change of category to News and Current Affairs and upheld PEMRA’s decision.


NEO TV was provided sufficient opportunity Pto revert back to its original content but the channel continued the violations of PEMRA directives.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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