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PROHIBITION OF BROADCAST OF PROGRAMME "VIEW 360" AND "SAIRBEEN" AT AAJ TV

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, Islamabad, Deputy General Manager (Operations Broadcast Media) issued a letter to Chief Executive Officer, M/S Recorder Television Network (Pvt.) Ltd. (AAJ TV), Karachi regarding prohibition of broadcasting or re-broadcasting of programme titled View 360 and Sairbeen with immediate effect. 
  • During the regular monitoring of the channel transmission, it has been observed that "AAJ TV" is airing programme produced by foreign entity i.e. "Voice of America" titled View 360 on weekdays (every Monday to Friday) at 07:00 pm.
  • Whereas, it has further been observed that "AAJ TV" is also airing programmes produced by foreign entity i.e. BBC titled Sairbeen on weekdays (every Monday to Friday) at 11:00PM.
  • Since, the afore-stated foreign programme is being aired on "AAJ TV" unlawfully without any approval of the Authority, therefore, the competent authority in exercise of delegated powers of the Authority vested in Section 27(a) of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007, hereby prohibits broadcast or re-broadcast of programme titled View 360 and Sairbeen with immediate effect.
  • In case of non-compliance of the above prohibition orders, the Authority shall proceed against "AAJ TV" under Section 30 of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by PEMRA (Amendment) 2007.