Pakistan Online with PJ MirPakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has issued show-cause notice to popular Lahore based news channel, Din News. According to the reports, PEMRA has issued show cause notice to Din News for airing controversial and abusive remarks of live caller. In its notice, PEMRA has stated that Din News had taken live call of a caller named Ali Nawaz, during talk show Pakistan Online PJ Mir K Sath, on 21st January 2016. Caller had used very abusive and controversial remarks for honorable judiciary which cannot be tolerated by any means. Recently, PEMRA has fined Samaa TV for spreading vulgarity.

PEMRA has also stated word to word transcription of remarks made by that caller, and the channel had broadcasted those remarks as it is without any censor. PEMRA has mentioned in its notice that airing such type of remarks is not only against the Pakistani law, but also clear violation of Code of Conduct 2015 of Supreme Court. PEMRA has asked Din News to submit their answer on this issue within 14 days. The authority has once again emphasizes on installing time day mechanism in order to avoid such situation.

It is to be noted that PEMRA is taking serious actions nowadays on the violation of rules and regulation and it has also issued notices to several leading channels.