Islamabad, March 04, 2016 (PPI-OT): PEMRA has taken notice of a complaint filed by Federal Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar, through his Legal Counsel, against ARY News channel’s anchor Dr. Shahid Masood for airing defamatory program dated 19-2-2016 at 10.05 p.m.
In the Complaint, it has been alleged that Shahid Masood has conducted said programme with malafide and ulterior motive of attacking integrity and character with the knowledge and purpose that it made, the same would cause irreparable harm and damage to reputation of Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar domestically and internationally.
The statements of anchor have been claimed as utterly false and fabricated and present a totally fake and absolutely fictitious account of the facts, says the complaint. Thus action against ARY channel and its host Shahid Masood was requested under PEMRA laws and Code of Conduct. Taking notice on this complaint according to the law, PEMRA has referred the matter to its Council of Complaints for further action.
For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +92-51-9252323 and +92-51-9252324
Fax: +92-51-9252325 and +92-51-9252326