PEMRA is on a banning spree these days, slapping suspensions and notices left and right for the vulgar and indecent content aired on television.
In a move which was quite predictable, PEMRA has just revoked the licenses of BOL TV’s two top channels i.e. BOL News & Pak Live (BOL Entertainment)!
Previously, BOL’s broadcast has been suspended by PEMRA and Aamir Liaquat has also been reprimanded for his hate speech.
PEMRA revoked the licenses for BOL News & Pak Live (BOL Entertainment) after the Interior Ministry rejected security clearance of the company’s directors.
In this regard, PEMRA has issued a notice. Take a look at the notice below:
According to the report, BOL News & Pak Live (BOL Entertainment) have been ordered to surrender the original licenses and clear all outstanding dues.
Through a separate order, all distribution networks, and cable operators have also been directed to take the channels off air.
PEMRA posted it on their Twitter:
سیکورٹی کلیئرنس مسترد ہونے پر پیمرا نے بول نیوز اور بول انٹرٹینمنٹ (پاک نیوز) کا لائسنس منسوخ کر دیا pic.twitter.com/FlF8mqex5Z
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) May 3, 2017
PEMRA said it would act against those found in violation of the order according to the law.
In response to this, BOL strikes back with a Twitter campaign featuring the hashtag #BolKoBolnayDo!
The Sindh High Court had last year ordered restoration of Bol News’ license while putting in abeyance the operation of an order issued by PEMRA to suspend the channel’s license.
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