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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Police-media liaison termed a must for accurate information

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PESHAWAR: In order to improve its liaison with the public, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police on Saturday introduced new media management principles to ensure better access to information for media. According to a statement issued by the K-P police on Saturday, after any terror attack, police officials and a bevy of media personnel descend on the crime scene. […]


Families of slain varsity teachers still await justice

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KARACHI: The Karachi University Teachers’ Society (Kuts) in a statement issued on Saturday, the second death anniversary of Dr Waheed-ur-Rehman, expressed concern over the apparent failure of the government in arresting killers of three teachers in Sindh and providing compensation to the victims’ families. Dr Waheed-ur-Rehman, aka Yasir Rizvi, a Karachi University (KU) teacher and […]


‘Rejected’

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Civil military tensions in Pakistan are by no means unusual. After all, the very crux of the story that caused the Dawn Leaks furore was that the army and government were engaged in an attempt to wrest decision-making authority from each other. Yet, rarely have we seen so public an example of the absolute defiance […]


You won’t believe what Humayun Saeed said about dating his co-stars

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Pakistani star Humayun Saeed has always been praised for his stellar work, dedication to the industry, absolute candor and a dapper sense of humour. The Jawani Phir Nahi Aani star is currently busy with the promotions of his upcoming war movie, Yalghaar which also boasts a bevy of big names, such as veteran actors Shaan Shahid, Adnan […]


NA body suggests Rs500m welfare fund for journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The standing committee of National Assembly on Information and Broadcasting has suggested to form a welfare fund of Rs500 million for journalists.  The meeting of Standing Committee of the National Assembly for Information, Broadcasting and Heritage was held under the Chairmanship of MNA Muhammad Aslam Bodla. Committee chairman said that the security and welfare […]


Pemra issues show cause notice to private channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday issued show cause notice to Nickelodeon television channel for violation of Pemra (amendment) Act 2007 and electronic media code of conduct.The children’s channel on April 27 in its cartoon series showed an episode in which the characters were wearing indecent dresses. The parents have been complaining […]


SC admits for hearing Pemra petition in DTH case

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday admitted for hearing an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against a Lahore High Court order of Dec 28, 2016 that had set aside its regulations prohibiting television broadcasters from entering the Direct to Home (DTH) market. A five-judge bench of the court headed by […]


Pemra stops airing of ex-militant leader’s interview

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ISLAMABAD: The electronic media regulator has stopped airing of former Tali­ban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan’s exclusive interview by a private TV channel as the law does not allow portraying a positive image of a terrorist. A former spokesman for the banned Tehreek-i-Tali­ban Pakistan (TTP) and then its breakaway faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Ehsan recently surrendered to the authorities […]


Piece of Cake

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Asim Abbasi may be a ‘nobody’ when it comes to films in Pakistan but he has been gathering experience internationally with his short films since 2012. His upcoming production, Cake which counts Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik and Aamina Sheikh as principal cast, is slated to release later this year and for which he has donned […]


Ehsan Ullah Ehsan’s interview: Geo terms ban one-sided, to adopt legal course

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday prohibited Geo News from airing of the interview of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Ehsan Ullah Ehsan in Jirga (TV show) as well as its promo. It has come to Pemra’s notice through monitoring that the private TV channel Geo News in its programme ‘Jirga’, which […]


Dawn Leaks: Nisar directed to implement committee recommendations

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan to implement recommendations of the committee, which probed Dawn Leaks, in letter and spirit. In a meeting on Thursday, the interior minister briefed the prime minister about important issues including the Dawn Leaks case. According to the interior ministry spokesperson, all the legal […]


Kashmir social media ban

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A ban on usage of communication outlets, namely social media, is to be decried in any nation as it obstructs freedom of expression, which is a universal basic right even though some countries may not recognise it as so. We condemned the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority when it enforced a YouTube ban between September 2012 and […]


Atif Aslam heads to Europe

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Atif Aslam seems to be having a marvelous year. Not only did he pick up the trophy for Best Singer (Male) at the recently concluded 16th edition of the Lux Style Awards but he also made his debut as host and performed at the ceremony. Having released singles like ‘Pehli Dafa’ and ‘Younhi’ earlier in […]


Govt will scapegoat the small fry in Dawn Leaks report, says Khursheed

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ISLAMABAD: Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah has claimed that nothing substantial is expected to come out of the Dawn Leaks report and that the government will scapegoat only low-ranked officials and not the ‘real culprits’. The report – regarding planting of a controversial story in daily Dawn about an October 3, 2016 […]