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SHC orders Geo Network to abide by PEMRA rules

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered Geo Tv Network to abide by the rules and regulations of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), law and the constitution of Pakistan – ARY News reports.

A two-member bench of the SHC headed by the SHC Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar heard the petition against Geo Tv Network. The counsels of the petitioner, Mehfooz Yar Khan and Nisar A Mujahid took the stance that the Geo channels are airing inadequate content, during which religious traditions are also not being regarded.

It was further added that 70-80 percent of foreign content is aired, which is a clear violation of PEMRA rules.

At this the attorney of Geo Network, argued that if somebody has a complain, he should consult PEMRA, to which the petitioner stated that an applications has already been filed there.

After listening to both the sides, the SHC ordered Geo Tv Network to abide by PEMRA rules and regulations.

Advocate, Mehfooz Yar Khan told that Geo Tv Network's content will be monitored and if the verdict is not acted upon, then a contempt of court petition will filed against them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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