Pakistan Electronic Media

Pakistan Electronic Media

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Sindh High Court restored license conferred to the company.

Summary of Case

"On Dec 4, 2020, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) suspended the license of M/s Labbaik (Pvt.) Ltd “ Bol News” on account of continuous failure to pay fines. On Dec 11, 2020, the Honorable Sindh High Court restored license conferred to the company. Sindh high Court (SHC) has further directed “BOL News” to pay off fines amounting to Rs. 4.7 million within two weeks. The court has also directed “Bol News” to provide records vis-à-vis payment of fines (if any) and copies of restraining orders issued by any of the court of law to PEMRA for purpose of reconciliation within two weeks, as well. "

Category of Incident

Censorship

ICCS Status

ICCS Divisions: 0803-Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression

ICCS Group: 08031-Acts against freedom of expression

ICCS Class: "N/A"

ICCS Crime: "Acts against freedom of expression"

Reported By

Report PEMRA Twitter Account

Date of incident

4

Month

Dec

Year

2020

Name of affected person

No person affected

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

Bol TV

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)

City

Nationwide

Province

Nationwide

Designation

N/A

Professional category

N/A

Age of victim

N/A

Marital Status

N/A

Compensation Details

Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced by Government

Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced by Government

Date of compensation announced by others: N/A

Date compensation paid by others: N/A

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: No

Court Details

Was case investigated ?: N/A

Court where case was presented: N/A

Name of prosecuting lawyer: N/A

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: N/A

Journalist Union Status

PFUJ

N/A

APNS

N/A

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

N/A

Employer organization

N/A

Press Club Status

Press club 1: N/A

Press club 2: N/A

Press club 3: N/A