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Besides suspension ARY News fined Rs 10 mn

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed the cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News, while it has also asked the channel to pay a fine of Rs 10 million, ARY News reported. According to details, PEMRA asked cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News for a period of […]

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PEMRA decides to suspend license of ARY News

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in an unlawful move on Monday decided to suspend the license of ARY News for 15 days, ARY News reported. According to details, PEMRA authority held a meeting on Monday with an intention to teach a lesson to ARY News, for bringing facts before the people. The meeting […]

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Pemra bans TV anchor and his programme

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ISLAMABAD: In compliance with an order of the Lahore High Court (LHC), the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) banned on Sunday ARY News anchor Mubashir Lucman and his programme ‘Khara Such’ till further orders of the court. The ban will also apply on his appearance in any other TV programme in any capacity. “We […]

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PBA delegation discusses tax issues with Sindh CM

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KARACHI: A delegation of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) discussed with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah issues pertaining to taxes deducted by the provincial government from the PBA members. The members of the delegation, included Arshad Zuberi and Saleem Adil Muhammad Butt. Provincial Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon, Special Assistant to Chief Minister […]

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SC decides to indict TV channel’s chief executive, anchor

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court finally made up its mind on Monday to prosecute Salman Iqbal, chief executive of a private television network and anchorperson Mubashir Lucman and decided to indict them for airing scandalous and defamatory programmes against the judiciary. “After going through the transcript of a talk show on ARY ‘Khara Such’ aired on […]

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Court notice to anchorperson, TV channel

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LAHORE: Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi of the Lahore High Court on Thursday took a suo motu notice against an anchorperson of a private news channel for airing interview of a visa consultancy firm’s CEO Asim Malik, a proclaimed offender in 190 cases of fraud. The judge issued a notice to anchorperson Mubashar Lucman […]

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Two journalists assassinated in separate incidents in Punjab, Pakistan

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly deploring the murders of two journalists in two separate incidents in Hafizabad, Punjab province, in recent days. With the tally of journalists killed in Pakistan now reaching 13 this year, the IFJ has demanded that the Pakistan […]

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Second journalist gunned down in Hafizabad within a week

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HAFIZABAD: In the second incident of its kind within a week, unknown gunmen killed a journalist, who was also an office bearer of the district press club, in Punjab’s Hafizbabad area on Sunday. Yaqoob Shehzad, a father of four, was sitting in the office of a local journalist on Gujranwala road in Hafizabad district of […]

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US-based Pak journalists voice support for Balochistan colleagues

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NEW YORK: A large gathering of US-based Pakistani journalists and political and civil society leaders have expressed solidarity and support for the beleaguered Pressmen in Balochistan, where 40 of them have been killed over the past seven years, and called for bringing the culprits to justice. Speakers at the meeting urged the government to launch […]

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