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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 […]


‘World has become a global village’: LHC lifts Pemra ban on airing of Indian plays

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday lifted a ban imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on the airing of Indian teleplays, declaring it null and void as the federal government had no objections regarding the same. Pemra had issued a notification imposing a blanket ban on all Indian content on Oct 19, 2016, after […]


Pemra issues notice to channel for showing foreign programmes

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show cause notices to Aaj TV for showing programmes aired by foreign entities. The channel has been asked to file a reply within seven days, i.e, by June 12, 2017, 12:00 pm.  Pemra has directed the channel to explain its position over broadcasting BBC programme, which […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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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Pakistan in process of launching tourism channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) was in the process of launching a tourism channel, which would cover only tourism matters, said PTDC Managing Director Chaudhry Abdul Ghafoor Khan. Speaking at a meeting with German Ambassador to Pakistan Ina Lepel, he called bilateral relations between Pakistan and Germany ideal, believing that cooperation in the field of […]

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IHC asks PEMRA to submit SC orders on vilification drive

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Islamabad – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) yesterday directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to submit verified copies of Supreme Court’s orders, which it issued after taking notice of vilification campaign on electronic media against the judges of the apex court. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq conducted hearing of a […]

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Protests across country against shifting Geo to last numbers

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Commission sought to probe conspiracy against TV channel; people from all walks of life express solidarity with Geo ISLAMABAD: The journalist community and media workers from the electronic and print media staged protest demonstrations and rallies across the country against the shifting of Geo News television channel to the last numbers in Karachi. The protest […]

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PTI ignores Pemra hearing

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Islamabad – Head of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Media Wing and main complainant Iftikhar Durrani did not appear before electronic media watchdog authority in case of airing false news of PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s marriage. Durrani submitted a complaint to Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulator Authority (PEMRA) against 25 private television channels for airing false news regarding […]

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‘Maalik’ against spirit of National Action Plan, Sindh High Court told

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KARACHI: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) informed the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday that the film Maalik projects a ‘celebrated and heroic death’ of a former Afghan jihad mujahid, which is against the spirit of the National Action Plan (NAP), being successfully implemented by the political and military leadership of the country. […]

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Regulator issues notice to television channel for airing drama serial on incest

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HUM TV, Pakistan’s leading entertainment television channel was served a show-cause notice by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for airing scenes alluding to incest in its drama serial Udaari. PEMRA, the regulatory body of electronic media in Pakistan sought an explanation from HUM TV by 25 May, 2016 for the portrayal of incest […]

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