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‘Burhanuddin Hassan was a pioneer of broadcast journalism in Pakistan’

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KARACHI: The memorial reference organised to celebrate the life and work of Burhanuddin Hassan, one of the stalwarts of broadcast journalism in Pakistan, took the audience back to a time of military coups and curfews, when martial law was the norm, and the media had to work within a restricted canvas unlike the present day. […]

The psyche and the silver screen

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We all envision our story being narrated, we look out the window during a car ride and pretend we’re in a music video, we certainly do want our lives to be a fairytale, every song makes sense when we fall in love and life ends up feeling like a 90s rom-com. Since the conception of […]

LHC strikes down Pemra’s DTH licensing rules

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The Lahore High Court on Wednesday struck down the rules of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) with regard to eligibility and bidding procedure for Direct to Home (DTH) licensing. The court observed: “We find that rule 13(3) and (4) of the rules along with regulation 2.11 and 3.23 of the DTH regulations have gone […]

LHC nullifies DTH bidding process

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday nullified the bidding process for Direct-to-Home (DTH) licences after striking down the rules which barred broadcasters from taking part in the auction. The bench, comprising justices Ayesha A Malik, Shahid Karim and Abid Aziz Sheikh, accepted a constitutional petition filed by the Independent Newspapers Corporation and allowed broadcasters to […]

ARY broadcasts summary of UK verdict against it

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LONDON: In a legal first for the UK, ARY News has had to broadcast a summary of a highly critical legal judgement against it. ARY was forced to announce that the judgement found that 24 ARY programmes about Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, Editor-in-Chief of GEO/Jang Group, were not only “seriously defamatory” but also “simply had no foundation”. […]

Trials of Pakistani cinema

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I fell in love with cinema and the entertainment industry when I was a little brat. It was where the best stories were. Books are beautiful. But the entertainment industry tells stories like no other. I would have forgotten about this love had it not been for two experiences. The first was on the Broadway. […]

UK judge orders ARY to air summary of judgement in defamation case

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LONDON: A Pakistani television channel could become the first-ever channel in the United Kingdom ordered to broadcast the summary of a legal judgement against it. At a legal hearing in London on Wednesday, Judge Sir David Eady ruled that the summary should be broadcast on Dec 23 (Friday) at 6pm, 10pm and 3am in the […]

Cinemas quietly show Indian films again as tensions ease, losses mount

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Movie theatres began screening Bollywood films again on Monday, ending an 11-week boycott in response to political and military tensions with India, theatre officials said. Some theatre owners said the restoration was because tension was easing, but others said it was because audiences had dropped so sharply since the boycott that began on September 30. […]

‘Decision on screening new Indian films to be taken on Wednesday’

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ISLAMABAD: Cinema owners will decide on Wednesday whether to lift the ban on screening new Indian movies, Centaurus Marketing and Call Centre Supervisor Anil Altaf said. He said Cineplex has decided to screen already released Indian movies and the decision regarding new films will take longer as a lot of people are involved in the […]