PBA urges Pemra to suspend license of BOL News

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LAHORE: Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA) has urged Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take strong action against BOL News by passing prohibitory order and suspension and revocation of its license for using blackmailing tactics to extort business from advertising agencies.

According to details, PBA in its complaint to Pemra against M/s Labbaik (Pvt) Ltd, which owns and operates the TV channel BOL News, has demanded strict action against the channel for violating various provisions of Pemra Ordinance, 2002, Electronic Media Code of Conduct, 2015 and Pemra (Content Regulations, 2012, in light of the unethical media practices, baseless, disparaging and false allegations leveled against well reputed advertising agencies and highly respectable professionals.

The PBA press release stated that the owner of BOL also owns Axact, which was involved in the largest fake degree and extortion scandal, which has brought reputation to Pakistan on a global scale and was sued by the International Court of Justice for operating a fake degree business.

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