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Pemra directs channels to stop showing indecent ads of Hakeems

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ISLAMABAD: The Council of Complaints Lahore in its 61st meeting held under the chair of Dr Mehdi Hassan directed to stop indecent and offensive advertisements of Hakeems and Black Magic etc being shown on cable TV networks. The directives were issued while hearing a complaint of Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed referred to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority […]


PTV — in need of an overhaul

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In the past 15 years or so, the electronic media in the country has seen exponential growth with countless TV channels now gracing the airwaves. The programming on the state-run PTV, however, appears to be unaffected by these changes and we continue to witness the same poor production quality, which has not changed in years. […]


Pakistan Press Foundation calls for ethical journalism

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MULTAN – Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has called upon journalists to observe journalism’s ethics and demonstrate gender sensitivity while revealing any information or social ills. A three-day workshop, organized by PPF, concluded at local press club on Friday. It was attended by a number of journalists hailing from print and electronic media from across the […]


Legal notices served on TV channel

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Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar has taken strong exception to the defamatory and slanderous telecasts and publications against him by ARY News through its Programme “News @ 3 with Maria Memon” aired on 16th April 2016. In a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance here Thursday, spokesperson said that legal notices have been served […]


Police agrees to re-investigate the murder of journalist Shan Dahar

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Sindh police has reopened investigations into the murder of Shan Dahar, bureau chief of Aab Takk television channel in Larkana. Dahar was murdered on 1 January, 2014, in town of Badah in Larkana. Riaz Khushk, brother-in-law of Dahar had on January 1, 2014 registered a criminal complaint (First Information Report or FIR) of his murder. […]


Rabbani rejects report released by Sabah news agency

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani has Monday issued the following press statement: “On the 17th April, 2016, at 11:30 am, I issued a press statement through the Senate Secretariat, Media Department, Islamabad, wherein, I declined the offer of the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly from heading a Parliamentary Committee to investigate […]


Christian web TV office shifted months after fire tragedy

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KARACHI: The Christian web television, Gawahi TV, has shifted its office to the first floor of a church in Kashmir Colony months after its previous office in Akhter Colony’s C-Sector was damaged in a ‘mysterious’ fire, it emerged on Saturday. Situated in a predominantly Christian neighbourhood of Akhtar Colony, the web TV’s office that uploads […]


Journalists’ safety: Senate body for foolproof arrangements

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The Sub-Committee of the Senate Standing Committee on Information Broadcasting and National Heritage on Friday recommended the government and the media houses to make foolproof arrangements for the safety of journalists. The committee, which met with Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan in the chair here, discussed a private member’s bill titled, “The Protection of Journalist Bill […]


Journalists support setting up of work-place harassment cell

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KARACHI: Women at a workshop jointly organised by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler) and Pakistan Council of Media Women unanimously agreed that a harassment cell should be set up at their workplaces so that they may be able to report such cases. As many as 20 women, including established and aspiring […]