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NAB lodges complain against Channel 24, host Mubashir Luqman

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday lodged a complaint with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) against host of Khara Such programme, Mubashir Lucman which was aired on Channel 24 News.

The programme, entitled ‘Khara Such’ was aired on Wednesday (June 28, from 10:03 to 10:53 pm) and hosted by Mubashir Lucman.

In a letter addressed to Chairman PEMRA, NAB has termed the programme as absolutely false, baseless and concocted, which cast aspersions on Chairman NAB and the NAB as an institution.

The complaint further revealed that the channel by airing such a false and defamatory programme against Chairman NAB and NAB as an institution had deliberately made an attempt to tarnish the respect and image of both the Chairman and Bureau.

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Moreover, the channel without obtaining official point of view of NAB has also violated PEMRA’s Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015.

The primary duty of a reporter/host is to place right information and statistics before airing any programme and has to verify pros and cons of the story.

But, in the said programme, the host went on air without verifying record and leveled allegations.

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“The channel management and host of the programme are in material breach of, inter alia, section 3(1), section 4 (9) and section 22 (1), (3) and (4) of the Electronic Media Code of Conduct notified by the Government of Pakistan in 2015,” it was also mentioned.

The Bureau has sought an immediate necessary action against management of the channel and Mubashir Lucman for violating PEMRA’s Code. In fact, the host and management of the channel have failed to fulfill their legal, professional and ethical duty by defaming statutory office of the Chairman but also repeated the programme again and again.

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