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PEMRA imposes heavy fine on Samma TV, Neo News

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has imposed heavy fine on Samma TV  and Neo TV  for giving coverage to funeral procession of Mumtaz Qadri, reported.

In a meeting in Islamabad, PEMRA ordered both the channels to deposit fine by March 14 and apology. According to details, PEMRA stopped the TV channels from the coverage of country wide protests over the death of Mumtaz Qadri.

Samma and Neo News gave some to funeral procession of Qadri and due to this coverage, PEMRA decided to impose heavy fine on both channels.

PEMRA also mention in notification that transmission will be suspended if channels failed to submit the fine. It is important to mention here that Pakistani media completely ignored to cover the funeral procession of Mumtaz Qadri and also failed to report the sentiments of nation over his death.