PEMRA Punishes Sahir Lodhi & TV One for Disrespecting Quaid-e-Azam

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has penalized TV One’s management and Sahir Lodhi, the host of the program “Ishq Ramzan” for airing controversial remarks regarding the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

TV One management has been asked to mention that ‘it complies with PEMRA’s orders’ during its transmission on 24th June, 2017.

The channel has been ordered to display the above as a text-based ticker while Sahir Lodhi apologizes to the viewers over the disrespectful remarks he made during one of his recent programs.

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The Controversy

The controversial program was aired on 31st May 2017. After the program aired, PEMRA issued a show cause notice to the channel and the host to explain the reasoning behind the complaint in writing. The channel’s representative was asked to appear for a personal hearing as well.

After considering the channel’s response and the written reply, PEMRA has come to the conclusion that the language used by Sahir Lodhi about Quaid-e-Azam was in violation of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015.

The channel has now been asked to apologize and has been warned to be vigilant regarding its language to ensure compliance with the Code of Conduct 2015.

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TV One has been asked to appoint an in-house team to monitor all content before it goes on air and provide details to the authority within 14 days.

If the channel fails to comply with PEMRA’s orders, it shall be prosecuted under section 29 and 30 of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002.

He is the Editor at ProPakistani.

  • Chup Ho Jaye PEMRA Chup Ho Jaye
    Warna Apki Or Meri Jang Ho Jayegi :

    From :
    Gharbeeo Ka Shah Rukh KHAN (Sahir Lodhi)

    • tahir aziz

      Hahahaha zindagi main pehla comment hy jo tum ny zabardast dia hy

  • ZAB

    Is Shahrukh ki sarak chaap copy ko lifetime ban kar dena chahiye tv se.

    • Ali Salman

      At least people know this “Saark chaap” and “copy”, who are you anyway? ;)

  • Farhad Ahmad

    I am sure khud pemra walay doodh kay dhulay huay hain!!

    • Ali Salman

      Should they allow commenting on father of the nation?

  • Asif Khan PTI

    YETO HONA Hi tha !

  • Fozia_Loves_Abdul_Wahab

    At the time When people are doing worship(offering Taraweeh) this joker is busy doing cracking jokes.

  • 1st time I listen this man and I think nothing wrong with him.
    probably there was a little mistake but no offense.

    • Dono Apni Jagah theek the But Lodhi Ne Alfaz Ghalat Istemal Kiiye :

    • Kashif Surhio

      Check the actual video from the episode when Sahir did that stupidity, not the video shared by sahir.
      wese apas ki baat hy, waahiyat harkatain dono plastic k bhai behn se hi Q hoti hain (Sahir+Shaista)???

  • Ahmed Ali Memon

    Very good news

  • Yaseen Khawar

    This joker should be banned from tv for all times to come…

  • Hasan

    Pemra <3 Ban this retarded clown forever

  • Masroor Hussain

    pemra mulk barbaad krne walon ko to full coverage ki permission or protection deta hy chahy jitny b khabees bndy hon.