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Obscenity On Television

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to submit CDs of the Miss Veet Competition before September 11. The decision to ask PEMRA for these CDs is based on a petition filed by advocate Tariq Asad that the obscenity and vulgarity on TV channels is not being monitored. […]


How PTV aired ‘contemptuous’ speeches, PTI asks PEMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has sought an ‘explanation’ from the PEMRA chief for allowing state-run television to broadcast ‘contemptuous’ speeches of the ‘disqualified PM’ Nawaz Sharif during his GT Road rally. A letter sent by PTI MNA Murad Saeed to PEMRA chief Absar Alam stated that PTV aired all speeches of the former PM where he […]


Journalist felicitated

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SUKKUR – Leaders of various political parties, social and other organisations have congratulated Babu Hyder Magsi on his election as President of District Union of Journalists, Jacobabad Press Club. The annual elections of District Union of Journalists for 2017-18 were held at the press club premises under the supervision of Club President Syed Aftab Ali Shah, […]


Child rape, murder cases on the rise

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee on human rights was informed on Wednesday that 111 attempted rape, sodomy and rape and murder cases involving minor girls and boys had been reported since January. “Ten minors were raped and then killed in district Kasur alone,” RPO, Shaikhupura, Sahibzada Mohammad Shahzad Sultan, told the Senate Functional Committee on Human […]


Independence Day exhibition under way

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KARACHI: Every year in August, the artist community of Pakistan contributes its bit to the country’s Independence Day celebrations. This year is no different: an exhibition of artworks put up by more than two dozen artists under way at the Grandeur Gallery brings together an eclectic mix of styles signifying the abundance of talent that […]


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 […]