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IHC allows Amir Liaquat to conduct his show

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday allowed anchorperson Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain to conduct his show on a private television channel, suspending the ban imposed on his programme by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Pemra had banned Amir Liaquat’s show Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga for ‘hate speech’ in January. Following the court […]

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Action against ‘blasphemous’ websites sought

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court on Monday sought a reply from the secretaries of the ministries of interior, information technology, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on a petition seeking a crackdown on alleged blasphemous websites. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui directed the respondents to file the reply by March 7. […]

Digital Media, Freedom of Expression, Front Page


Pemra chief asked to move SC against LHC decision on DTH licences

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Monday directed the authority chairman to file an appeal with the Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court (LHC) decision of setting aside DTH licences auction. At its 125th meeting here, Pemra asked its Chairman Absar Alam about the delay in going against the LHC decision.  It […]

Front Page, Media Development


Court to hear petition against five bloggers

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Islamabad –  The Islamabad High Court will take up a petition against the five bloggers and administrations of pages on social media, allegedly involved in defiling and disgracing the names of holy personalities and places of Islam. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui will conduct hearing of the petition on Monday […]

Digital Media, Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Human Rights


Nisar urges media to play role in countering challenge of terrorism

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan Saturday urged the media to play its role in countering menace of terrorism and to unite the nation by keeping feelings of fear and depression away from them. Addressing the consultation meeting, along with Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb, he said […]

Front Page, Media and Governance, Media and Society


Hoax news of blast in Lahore

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Pemra fixes March 2 for hearing viewpoint of 29 channels ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday fixed March 02 for hearing the viewpoint of 29 TV channels, which were served notices for allegedly running a factual incorrect report on explosion in Lahore. In a statement, Pemra has also made it clear that […]

Freedom of Expression, Front Page, Media Ethics


29 TV channels issued notice for false news

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday issued show cause notices to as many as 29 TV channels for airing false news of bomb blast in Lahore and ‘creating panic in the public. Following the explosion in Lahore, which claimed at least lives of eight innocent people, TV channels reported it as […]

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Media-government showdown averted

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ISLAMABAD: A possible showdown between the media and government was averted on Wednesday evening, after the information minister brokered reconciliation between her cabinet colleague Anusha Rehman and a reporter covering Supreme Court proceedings. The two came face to face earlier in the day when Azam Gill, a reporter for a private TV channel, began filming […]

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PPF concerned over Murders of two Radio broadcasters

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to the H.E. Danilo Medina Sánchez President of the Dominican Republic, expressed concern over the murders of radio broadcaster Luis Manuel Medina Pérez  and producer Leónidas Antonio Evangelista Martínez during live broadcast on February 15, 2017 in the southeastern city of San Pedro de Macorís. PPF Secretary General Owais […]

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