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Pemra bans Aamir Liaquat’s show Inam Ghar for three days

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday barred televangelist and talk show host Aamir Liaquat from hosting his Ramazan show ‘Inam Ghar’ for three days on Geo Entertainment, said a statement released by the regulatory authority. The regulatory authority had issued a show cause notice after the June 6 episode, which showed a reenactment […]


Pakistan civil society organizations call on Turkish government to release Erol Önderoglu

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We, the Pakistani civil society organizations, media rights groups, journalists’ institutions and believer in freedom of press, are demanding from the Turkish government to free Reporters Without Border representative in Turkey since 1996, Erol Önderoglu, who was placed in pre-trial detention by an Istanbul court on June 20, 2016, with two other intellectuals. Erol Önderoglu, […]


Objectionable content: LHC orders crackdown on cable operators

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to clamp down on cable operators airing advertisements promoting pornography, black magic and quackery. LHC Chief Justice Designate Mansoor Ali Shah gave the directive in connection with a petition by Leader of the Opposition in the Provincial Assembly (PA) Mian […]


IHC moved for restoring Geo channels to April 19, 2014 position

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Petition says slots kept changing despite Pemra directives; regulator should be ordered to take action against violating cable operators; court issues notices to secretary, Pemra chairman, 20 cable operators LAHORE. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday issued notices to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting secretary, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman and […]


PPF Weekly Media Monitoring Report June 13-19

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored print and electronic media’s week-long news from June 13 to 19 in which it found following issues: Print and electronic media widely covered news related to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) notice to television channels, Sindh Assembly banned live media coverage of its events owing to security concerns, Nation […]


Pemra sends Maryam’s complaint to CoC

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) yesterday referred Maryam Nawaz’s complaint against Channel 24 programme ‘Khara Such’ host Mubasher Luqman to its Council of Complaints (CoC) for further action. According to Authority’s statement, ruling party leader and prime minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz said in her complaint that the host of ‘Khara Such’ Mubashar […]


Pemra asks TV channels to apologise over Hamza, Talib controversy

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday directed two televison channels to air an apology for airing “irresponsible” comments during their Ramazan transmission. According to a notification issued by Pemra, both the channels have assured that they will air a formal apology to “curtail the unrest caused by them”. The notification states […]


Channel offers apology to Rehman Malik for hurling insults

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ISLAMABAD: Hearing at Pemra was held into the complaints filed by President Mamnoon Hussain, Chairman of the National Assembly’s Foreign Relations Committee Sardar Owais Leghari, former interior minister and Chairman of the Senate’s interior committee Senator Rehman Malik, and father of the Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. According to details, the session of Pemra’s Islamabad Council […]


‘Banning a programme is against freedom of expression’

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has barred actor Hamza Ali Abbasi and Shabbir Abu Talib from hosting Ramazan shows on Aaj TV and News One respectively, for promoting “controversial” and “sectarian” views. The governing body banned the Aaj News programme Ramazan Hamara Iman, hosted by Mr Abbasi. In one of his recent […]