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Attack on media houses: ATC accepts police challan against MQM activists

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The Administrative Judge of Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday accepted the charge sheet (challan) submitted by the police in two cases pertaining to sedition, riots and attack on media houses on 22nd August 2016. According to the charge sheet, as many as 50 accused, including Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s deputy convenor Shahid Pasha, MNA Kanwar Naveed […]


TV channels warned against airing excessive foreign content

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) has issued reminder to Television channels for not exceeding the limit of Indian and foreign content in their daily broadcast. According to PEMRA rules, TV channels cannot air more than ten per cent foreign content and more than four per cent English content during the twenty four […]


Pemra fines TV channel

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ISLAMABAD – The Council of Complaints of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has imposed a fine of Rs200,000 on a private  TV channel for airing unfounded and baseless allegations against Executive Director of Lok Virsa Dr Fouzia Saeed. The authority’s council in its 41st meeting asked the channel to air an apology in its prime […]


PEMRA ban on anchorman lawful, says IHC

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed a petition filed by ARY news against the imposition of 45-day ban on one of its anchorpersons, Dr Shahid Masood. Justice Aamer Farooq, after hearing the arguments of counsel for the channel and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), reserved the order on the petition on September 7. […]


Pakistan Press Foundation is concerned over the killing of magazine editor in Mexico City

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Mexico expressed concern over the killing of Aurelio Cabrera Campos, the founder and editorial director of a weekly news magazine, El Grafico de la Sierra in Mexico. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the Mexican government to thoroughly […]


PPF Weekly Content Monitoring Report 12- 18 September

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PEMRA takes notice of two TV programmes for airing offensive content Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has taken the notice of two programmes on September 15 for airing offensive content against a religious minority. Express Tribune and Jang on September 16 while Dawn on September 17 reported the story that Anjuman Ahmadiyya Pakistan’s President, […]


IHC rejects private TV plea challenging PEMRA’s decision

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Islamabad – The Islamabad High Court yesterday turned down ARY Communication’s writ petition challenging Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s decision to ban its anchor Dr Shahid Masood for 45 days. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq announced the verdict which he had earlier reserved after hearing the arguments of both sides. The […]


Ban on media was reason for inadequate coverage of Mohmand incident

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PESHAWAR: Though the ban imposed by the political administration on the media from reporting the suicide bombing in a mosque in Mohmand Agency on Friday was one of the reasons for inadequate reporting of the tragedy, the other reason was the saturation television coverage of the arrest and subsequent release of the MQM leader Khawaja […]


Electronic media turns a blind eye to Mohmand mosque attack

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PESHAWAR: The mainstream electronic media might be deaf and blind to the terrorist attack on a mosque in Mohmand Agency, but some rights activists on social media picked up the issue of not covering a deadly blast killing 22 and running non-stop tickers of arrest of a politician in Karachi instead. “Had this blast happened […]