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Wali Baber case: SHC to hear appeal of Faisal Mota on 21st

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday fixed date for hearing appeal of Faisal Mota against the death sentence handed down to him for masterminding the murder of journalist Wali Khan Baber on August 21. It is to be mentioned here that some TV channel ran story on August 15 that SHC Circuit Bench Larkana […]


Pakistan, Iran to cooperate for encouraging film

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ISLAMABAD –  Pakistan is all set to establish National Broadcasting and Film Commission purported to encourage the revival of the film industry and creation of enabling environment for the artists, producers and film makers to demonstrate their talent and skill in conformity with their professional ethos and would like to seek Iranian assistance for making […]


Be vigilant of hostile narratives on social media, COAS advises youths

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Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa urged youths on Thursday to remain mindful and vigilant of of hostile narratives through social media. “Educated youth is prime target of ISIS [Da’ish] and affiliates, be extra cautious,” the chief of army staff (COAS) was quoted by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) as saying. Gen Qamar visited Inter-Services Publication Directorate wherein […]


IHC orders Pemra chairman to monitor TV channels for obscene content

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The Islamabad High Court on Friday, while hearing a case pertaining to the alleged presence of ‘blasphemous content’ on social media, ordered the formation of a committee to monitor the content being aired on television channels as well. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui instructed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Absar Alam and DG Technical […]


SHC overturns death sentence of Faisal Mota, orders retrial in Wali Khan Babar murder case

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Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday overturned the death sentence of Faisal Mehmood, alias Mota — the primary accused in the Wali Khan Babar case — and ordered a retrial by the lower courts. The SHC was hearing an appeal filed by Faisal Mota, who was awarded a death sentence in absentia, by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in […]


Gt Road Rally: Except four channels all others including state-run TV shut

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LAHORE: Several cable operators on Saturday shut all news channels, including the state-run TV and showed broadcast of only four TV channels on the occasion of rally of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. When the cable operators were asked about this issue, they said that ‘you know who was getting these channels shut.’ It is […]


‘Digital Pakistan Policy’ half-baked work

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has finalised the first-ever “Digital Pakistan Policy 2017” sans any exports target, implementation cost as well as revival plan for a sick Telephone Industry of Pakistan (TIP). The draft of the Digital Pakistan Policy 2017 was earlier shared with all stakeholders for their input. The draft policy […]


Attack on journalists: Senate calls for punishing the culprits

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution condemning attack on journalists associated with certain media groups during former premier Nawaz Sharif’s rally on Wednesday. The PPP also submitted a calling-attention notice in the National Assembly Secretariat to discuss the incident. Journalists of ARY News, BOL News, 92 News and Samaa News were attacked when Nawaz Sharif’s rally […]


PML-N workers manhandle journalists

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RAWALPINDI: Journalists from ARY News, Bol TV, and 92 News were allegedly manhandled by PML-N workers and supporters covering the former prime minister’s rally in Islamabad on Wednesday. Safdar Klasra, a reporter with Bol TV, told Dawn that he was taking a photo of an ambulance that was stuck in traffic near the Faizabad interchange. […]


Pemra directs cable TV operators not to change channels’ position

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued directives to all cable TV operators across Pakistan not to violate laws and to refrain from being part of any illegal activities, including, but not limited to disturbing, shuffling or re-positioning the transmission of Pemra’s licensed TV channels, illegally off-airing of transmission and complete suspension […]


Journalist remanded for ‘beating up’ policeman

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HYDERABAD: An antiterrorism court on Tuesday remanded a journalist and president of the Sehwan Press Club in judicial custody for 14 days under the Antiterrorism Act for allegedly beating a policeman in the command and control room of Qalandar Lal Shahbaz’s shrine on Monday. The Sehwan police registered an FIR (No. 119/17) on Monday night […]


PTV to telecast NA proceedings

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed the state-run PTV to broadcast live proceedings of the National Assembly. In a meeting on Monday, the new prime minister directed Marriyum Aurangzeb, the State Minister for Information, to broadcast live on PTV the National Assembly proceedings so that the nation could know the perspective of both […]


Pemra serves notice on TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a show cause notice to ARY News on the complaint of a staff reporter associated with NEO TV, Shakir Younas Abbasi. The complainant alleged while airing the press conference of MNA Ayesha Gulalai and subsequent reports on August 1 and August 2, 2017, the TV channel […]


پاکستانی صحافیوں کے لئےتحقیقاتی صحافتی فیلوشپس

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درخواستوں کی وصولی کے لئے دوسرا اعلان آخری تاریخ 20 اگست 2017ء پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) کی جانب سے فیلوشپ برائے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ کےلئے درخواستیں موصول کی جارہی ہیں۔ فیلوشپس کے لئے درخواستوں کی موصولی “پاکستان میں تحقیقاتی صحافت میں معاونت” کے پراجیکٹ کا حصہ ہیں جس کا مقصد تحقیقاتی صحافت کو فروغ […]

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