PEMRA has issued Geo News with a show-cause notice on the complaint of Ministry of Defence. The notice was issued after Geo News violated the code of conduct invoking Article 29 of the PEMRA Ordinance. A day earlier, Ministry of Defence had lodged a complaint with PEMRA against Geo News.
According to a press release, the ministry had provided the authority with accumulated evidence that suggests the media group has been involved in smearing the image of Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency the ISI.
“The news channel has breached the code of conduct by accusing Geo NewsLt Gen Zaheerul Islam of masterminding the attempt on senior journalist Hamid Mir”, the statement said.
It had further said that action would be taken against the channel’s editorial and management team.
“All those who are involved in the mala fide broadcast, riddled with baseless allegations, will be taken to the task”, the statement made clear.