ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Monday issued a show cause notice to ARY News for doing sensational reporting in a news bulletin today.
The news channel directed to submit their response by November 14th, ProPakistani reported.
According to the notice ARY News was accused of airing a discussion on the 12pm bulletin about the Supreme Court of Pakistan which was baseless and imbued with sensationalist views.
There is an excerpt of the discussion that led PEMRA to take action.
A senior journalist with ARY News Asad Kharal was accused of spreading sensationalist views. He was also accused of affecting the ongoing judicial case and investigation and for spreading fear among the investigators themselves.
The channel is required to offer an explanation on their actions for this as per the notice from PEMRA.
ARY News will also be liable to a Rs. 1 million fine, even a ban on airing the channel. Their broadcasting licence may also completely revoked by PEMRA, if found guilty.