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Pemra issues show cause notices to channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Thursday issued two show cause notices to ARY News for casting aspersions against the armed forces of Pakistan in its programmes. The first show cause was issued with regard to airing of special transmission on DawnLeaks report dated May 10, 2017. In the programme, Arshad Sharif, drew a […]


PPF condemns the murderous terrorist attack on Afghan TV station  

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  Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, expressed serious concern over the killing of four media workers in the terrorist attack on the National Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) Afghan state Television station in Jalal Abad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his […]


Islamabad rendezvous: PBA voices concern over foreign funding to some channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has expressed its concern over the “funding of some media channels through dubious, untaxed and unverified foreign money”. A PBA delegation – headed by Chairman Mian Aamer Mehmood and Secretary General Shakeel Masud Hussain – communicated this concern to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan during a meeting on Monday. […]


IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated information on journalists killing to UNESCO

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KARACHI: International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Executive Director Annie Game has urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond to UNESCO Director-General’s 2017 request that has sought information on the status of judicial inquiries into the killings of 55 journalists in Pakistan from 2006 to 2016. In a letter, Game also asked the Prime […]


Balochistan: Slain journalist Gul’s family awaiting justice since five years

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KARACHI, May 18: No progress is still seen in the murder case of slain journalist Razzaq Gul, a district correspondent of Express News TV channel from Turbat, Balochistan province of Pakistan, as the police have badly failed to apprehend any assailant despite lapse of five years. According to Turbat police, Gul’s murder case has been […]


‫مقتول صحافی رزاق گل کے اہل خانہ پانچ سال سے انصاف کے منتظر

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کراچی، 18 مئی: پاکستان کے صوبہ بلوچستان کے شہر تربت میں ایکسپریس نیوز ٹی وی کے ضلعی نامہ نگار مقتول صحافی رزاق گل  کے مقدمہ  میں ابھی تک کوئی پیش رفت نہیں   ہو سکی ، پانچ سال کا طویل عرصہ گزرجانے  کے باوجود پولیس کسی بھی حملہ آور کو گرفتار کرنے میں ناکام رہی ہے۔ […]


SHC restores Bol News licence

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday ordered restoration of the licence of Bol TV channel which was revoked for failing to secure security clearance for its directors from the interior ministry. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Autho­rity (Pemra) had on Wed­nes­day revoked the lice­n­ce of Bol News after the interior ministry rejec­ted security clearance […]


Journalists stage rallies to show solidarity with Dawn

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KARACHI: Journalists staged rallies in different parts of the country on Wednesday on the call of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to mark the World Press Freedom Day and to show solidarity with Dawn. The show of solidarity comes amid reports that the government has recommended disciplinary action against the paper and its […]


Pemra revokes Bol TV licences

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ISLAMABAD: As the interior ministry has turned down the security clearance of directors of Labbaik Pvt Ltd, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has cancelled the satellite TV licences of Bol News and Bol Entertainment. The interior ministry refused security clearance of the company’s directors Shoaib A. Shaikh, Ayesha Shoaib Sheikh, Viqas Atiq and Sarwat […]


پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپس کے لیے درخواستیں طلب کرلیں

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کراچی، 13 مارچ: پاکستان پریس فاؤنڈیشن (پی پی ایف) نے تحقیقاتی رپورٹنگ فیلوشپ کے لیے پاکستانی صحافیوں سے درخواستیں طلب کرلیں۔ فیلوشپس “پاکستان میں تحقیقاتی صحافت میں معاونت” کے منصوبے کا حصہ ہے جس کا مقصد ذرائع ابلاغ سے وابستہ افراد کو عوامی مفادات بشمول حکومت، شفافیت، صنف، بدعنوانی اور انسانی حقوق سے متعلق معاملات […]


Radio still popular mass medium: speakers

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Peshawar station, marked its 82nd anniversary at its main hall here on Monday. Noted folk artists performed through live marathon transmission. Senior Pashto singer Khial Mohammad was chief guest at the event while MPA Zarin Zia chaired the function. Speaking on the occasion, the MPA said that radio Peshawar […]


Radio Muzaffarabad

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A REPORT in this newspaper a few days ago brought to light a story that is heartbreaking for all those who believe in institutions and the power of communication. The venerable institution of Azad Kashmir Radio Muzaffarabad, once the recipient of near-unanimous praise for the quality of its programming and with a listenership that extended […]


Pemra issues warning to music channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued a warning to 8XM music channel for exhibiting an indecent and objectionable song on February 26 in violation of the code of conduct implemented on the Supreme Court’s directives. According to a Pemra press release issued here, the authority received countless complaints against the channel […]

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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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