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Pemra to punish those making baseless charges against judiciary, army

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), in the light of the Supreme Court’s directives, has warned all TV channels to ensure that none of their employees or guests are involved in advocating rolling back the democratic set-up and inciting the chief justice or the army chief to take any unconstitutional step. It also […]


Senior journalist attacked during PTI protest against PM

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LONDON: Pakistani journalists union in Britain – Pakistan Journalists Association (PJA) and Pakistan Press Club (PPC) – came together to condemn attack on senior journalist, Ahmed Ali Syed, who was abused and harassed during PTI’s protest outside Hasan Nawaz Sharif’s flat in London on Wednesday evening. Ahmed Ali Syed, who has worked for PTV for […]


SC seeks parties’ views on Media Commission recommendations

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Hamid Mir says except appointment of permanent Pemra chairman, no recommendation implemented yet ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned for two weeks, hearing in the Media Commission recommendations implementation case, directing the parties to inform it about their viewpoints and appear before it well prepared on the next date of hearing to proceed further […]


Provincial Assembly of the Sindh: Annual Report 2015 – 2016

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The third parliamentary year of the 14th Sindh Assembly was characterized by active treasury-backed legislation as 28 government bills were passed and 36 resolutions – mainly dealing with governance, education and health issues – were adopted. The annual report by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) which is based on direct observation of the proceedings […]


SC seeks reply from Pemra, PTA

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought comprehensive reply from the PEMRA and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority over showing objectionable and obscene programmes on TV channels. The chief justice remarked that some TV channels were promoting some groups and people. He said paid programmes are conducted and shown on channels wherein the TV anchors slander […]


PEMRA Bans

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has announced a ban on shows dramatising crimes such as rape, murder, robberies and suicide. Some of these shows have media teams raid places in the name of investigative journalism and PEMRA is forming a code of conduct for investigative journalism and will not allow such breaches of […]


Pemra pulls the plug

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WHERE self-regulation fails, the situation opens the door to outside attempts to steer the debate. Unfortunately, that seems to have happened with Pakistan’s electronic media industry, which has in recent times been increasingly in the cross hairs of Pemra, the electronic media regulator. On Friday, Pemra chairman Absar Alam said his organisation had pulled the […]


Pemra bans airing crime shows, raid-based programmes from first of Ramazan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday decided to ban re-enactment of crime shows, raids violating privacy of the people, telecast names of rape victims on electronic media from first of Ramazan. Addressing a press conference here Chairman Pemra Absar Alam said that the Authority had been receiving complaints from the viewers about […]


Pemra bans crime re-enactment shows

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ISLAMABAD – Following the instruction of standing committee, Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) yesterday banned the re-enactment, telecast the names of rape victims and crime raids on electronic media with the start of holy Month Ramazan. Addressing a press conference Chairman PEMRA Absar Alam said that Authority has taken up this issue with media […]