ARY NewsOne of the leading news channels of Pakistan, ARY News has got notice from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for airing anti Malala Yousafzai program. PEMRA has recently issued notice to ARY News in which the authority has warned the channel for not airing despicable program against any personality. According to this notice, ARY News had broadcasted immoral and unethical remarks against Malala Yousafzai in its program “Sawal Yeh Hai”, hosted by popular host Dr. Danish, on 7th February 2016. Recently, PEMRA has also fined 4 television channels including ARY News and Geo Kahani.

PEMRA has stated in its notice that the host of this program had used very abusive and immoral language against Malala Yousafzai. The authority has said that Malala had been called a traitor and enemy of Islam by the anchor. PEMRA said that no anchor, host or television channel has right to declare anyone a traitor and enemy of Islam without any proofs. The authority has claimed that the program host is continuously discussing very sensitive issues from the last 2 months, which are against the rules and regulations of PEMRA.

PEMRA has also advised ARY News to make monitoring committee as soon as possible in order to avoid this type of situation in future.