Pemra takes notice of information minister's alleged threats against TV anchor

Published: February 28, 2016
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Information Minister Pervez Rashid. PHOTO: APP

Information Minister Pervez Rashid. PHOTO: APP

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) took notice on Sunday of a complaint against Information Minister Pervez Rashid for allegedly threatening an anchor of a private TV channel on air.

According to a press statement released by the regulatory authority, Dr Shahid Masood filed a complaint against the federal minister for criticising him and allegedly threatening him during a speech aired on public and private TV channels.

“After taking notice of the filed complaint, Pemra has conveyed the matter to Pemra Council of Complainants for taking further action,” the press release said.

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In his complaint, Dr Masood, who hosts a political show on a private TV channel, maintained that the information minister’s remarks not only hurt his sentiments but also undermined his reputation all over the world.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Brainy Bhaijan
    Feb 28, 2016 - 9:15PM

    What about all the lies, attacks and other conspiracy theories that are spewed out by this masood character?Recommend

  • Najeebullah
    Feb 28, 2016 - 9:16PM

    Shahid Massod is the definition of yellow journalism, he’s king of conspiracy theories. Recommend

  • Saleem
    Feb 29, 2016 - 2:07AM

    Let’s see if Pemra has any teeth and what it does against this goofy minister.Recommend

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