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Co-accused acquitted in Daniel Pearl case

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HYDERABAD: An anti-terrorist court (ATC) in Hyderabad on Thursday evening acquitted Qari Hashim, a co-accused in the Daniel Pearl kidnapping-cum-murder case, for lack of evidence during an inside jail trial. Hashim was arrested in August 2005 in conjunction with the kidnapping and was locked up in Hyderabad’s central prison. Defence counsel Sher Mohammad Leghari had […]

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ARY News back on air after SHC stay

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ISLAMABAD: The management of ARY News has obtained stay order from the Sindh High Court against the suspension of its licence by Pemra and the channel is back on air. After the court’s directives, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a notification on Wednesday, withdrawing its earlier order that had suspended the channel […]

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Channel owner, anchor, producer appear in court

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LAHORE: A five-member Lahore High Court bench on Tuesday directed anchorperson Mubasher Lucman and ARY programme Khara Sach producer Rao Qaisar to appear in the court in person on October 24 and submit their written replies. A larger bench, headed by Justice Syed Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, and comprising Justice Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Justice […]

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Besides suspension ARY News fined Rs 10 mn

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed the cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News, while it has also asked the channel to pay a fine of Rs 10 million, ARY News reported. According to details, PEMRA asked cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News for a period of […]

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PEMRA decides to suspend license of ARY News

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in an unlawful move on Monday decided to suspend the license of ARY News for 15 days, ARY News reported. According to details, PEMRA authority held a meeting on Monday with an intention to teach a lesson to ARY News, for bringing facts before the people. The meeting […]

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Pemra bans TV anchor and his programme

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ISLAMABAD: In compliance with an order of the Lahore High Court (LHC), the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) banned on Sunday ARY News anchor Mubashir Lucman and his programme ‘Khara Such’ till further orders of the court. The ban will also apply on his appearance in any other TV programme in any capacity. “We […]

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PBA delegation discusses tax issues with Sindh CM

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KARACHI: A delegation of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) discussed with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah issues pertaining to taxes deducted by the provincial government from the PBA members. The members of the delegation, included Arshad Zuberi and Saleem Adil Muhammad Butt. Provincial Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Special Assistant to Chief Minister […]

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SC decides to indict TV channel’s chief executive, anchor

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court finally made up its mind on Monday to prosecute Salman Iqbal, chief executive of a private television network and anchorperson Mubashir Lucman and decided to indict them for airing scandalous and defamatory programmes against the judiciary. “After going through the transcript of a talk show on ARY ‘Khara Such’ aired on […]

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Court notice to anchorperson, TV channel

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LAHORE: Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi of the Lahore High Court on Thursday took a suo motu notice against an anchorperson of a private news channel for airing interview of a visa consultancy firm’s CEO Asim Malik, a proclaimed offender in 190 cases of fraud. The judge issued a notice to anchorperson Mubashar Lucman […]

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