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Karachi mayor inaugurates CPNE Editors Club

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KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar inaugurated the Editor’s Club of Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) on Tuesday. Senior Sindh Minister Nisar Khoro, President CPNE Zia Shahid, General Secretary Aijazul Haq, former president Jamil Ather, former secretary Jabbar Khattak, members of CPNE and senior journalists were also present on this occasion, said a statement on […]


Pemra bars channel from commenting on SJC issue

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a directive to ‘Neo TV’ for analysing and commenting on a reference pending before the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). The authority contended this was a violation of the Supreme Judicial Council’s orders dated November 21, 2015. These orders, it emphasised, were sent to all television […]


‘Women contribute 50% of agenda in Sindh Assembly’

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KARACHI: Female MPAs were given awards to appreciate their performance in the Sindh Assembly in a ceremony on Tuesday. The ceremony was organised by the Pakistan Press Foundation in collaboration with Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability- Free And Fair Election Network (TDEA-FAFEN). From a total of 30 female MPAs out of the 168 members, nine […]


SC issues notices to channel CEO, anchor in contempt case

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Anchor termed respectable people infidel, traitor and perpetrator of acts of blasphemy; these baseless charges were repeated several times ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notices to the chief executive officer, the producer and the anchor with the direction to submit their replies by April 18 in a contempt petition filed by the Independent Media […]


APNS General Council meeting tomorrow

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KARACHI: The Annual General Council of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) will meet on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 10:30 am at APNS House, Karachi,” stated a press release of the APNS. Umer Mujib Shami, Secretary General, All Pakistan Newspapers Society, has announced that the Annual General Council(AGC) will discuss the conditions prevailing in the […]


Blocking social media is no solution: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Monday while hearing petitions against blasphemous contents on social media said that blocking of social media in view of blasphemous content was not a solution. Appearing before the bench, the government contended that over 85 percent of blasphemous content had been removed […]


TV channel fined Rs1m over hate speech

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) has directed Bol TV and its anchor Aamir Liaquat, the host of “Aisa Nahi Chale Ga” programme, to tender an unconditional apology to viewers for airing hate speech against individuals (complainants) on or before March 31. “The Authority in exercise of its powers conferred inter alia […]


Media plays vital role in strengthening democracy: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has said that media has played a very positive role in strengthening democracy in the country and she was sanguine that it would continue to traverse the same course to highlight the positive image of progressive and prosperous Pakistan. She was talking to the representatives […]


Channel anchor’s talk declared hate speech

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Monday announced its decision with regard to Dr Amir Liaquat’s programme on Bol TV asking for airing apology by both the channel and the anchor before March 31, 2017. The decision was announced by the Pemra’s 127th meeting on the opinions and recommendations submitted by the joint […]


937 URLs, 10 websites of proscribed groups blocked

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ISLAMABAD:- Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) have registered 17,562 cases and nabbed 19,289 persons to counter hate speech, extremist literature and misuse of loudspeaker as part of measures adopted under National Action Plan (NAP). The agencies concerned also sealed 70 shops and confiscated 5,141 equipment. According to data issued by Ministry of Interior showing implementation status of […]


Faking It

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The trend of airing fake news is spreading like wildfire. In an attempt to get more ratings and claim to be the first to air the news, media houses forget to crosscheck the authenticity of what is being reported. On March 22, nine TV channels aired fake news of a plane crash in Kallar Syedan […]


UN to be moved on blasphemous content on social media

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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of ambassadors of the Islamic countries held on Friday with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the chair decided to raise the issue of blasphemous content on social media in the United Nations. The meeting was convened by the interior minister on one-point agenda i.e. to discuss the blasphemous content on […]


Journalists’ killings: Pakistan stands sixth among 20 deadliest countries

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WASHINGTON: A recent report from the Committee to Protect Journalists has said 40 journalists have been killed in India and 60 in Pakistan in the last 25 years, reports foreign media. These numbers merely indicate cases that have been reported. All in all, the report says 1,234 journalists have been killed worldwide since 1992. The […]


Pemra issues notice to TV channel over remarks against PM

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued three show cause notices, including one to ARY News channel over comments on a statement by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Friday. The regulator took exception to remarks made by Shahid Latif, a guest on an ARY News programme, that termed a recent statement by the […]