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Pemra directs PBA to amend two commercials by 20th

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday directed Pakistan Broadcasters Association to get two advertisements amended by February 20 otherwise it would ban them under Section 27. According to a press release Pemra had received several complaints against the two commercials being telecast on private TV channels. The viewers opined that the picturisation […]

Media asked to show respect for families of terrorism victims

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on complaints filed by a large number of TV viewers has asked news channels to show responsibility and professionalism while covering terror attacks. In the wake of recent bomb blasts in Pakistan TV channels have been directed to exercise high standards of professionalism, responsibility and avoid airing gruesome […]

Two police teams formed to investigate deadly attack on DSNG

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KARACHI: A formal police investigation was launched into the deadly attack on the vehicle of a TV news channel on Sunday, with two separate teams of investigators being formed on Monday as the chief minister sought daily progress report of the investigation, while the interior minister assured the TV channel of early arrest of the […]

Mall mauled

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At least 13 people, including a DIG Traffic and an SSP Operations, were killed and 84 others injured when a ‘suicide bomber’ exploded himself near a protest demonstration of Chemists Association at Faisal Chowk near Punjab Assembly building here on Monday evening. The incident occurred around 6:10pm when a suicide bomber reached near the police […]

LHC allows TV channels having licence to air Indian movies

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah on Thursday permitted TV channels having licenses to play Indian movies. The court also sought reply from the federal government pertaining to ban on Indian dramas on Pakistani TVs. The chief justice issued this order on a petition of M/s Leo Communications, assailing a circular […]

Controversial TV show resumes as SHC stays Pemra notice, again

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Controversial Bol TV show Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga hosted by anchor Aamir Liaquat Hussain resumed on Wednesday after the Sindh High Court granted a stay order in the evening. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court ordered the channel’s management to respond to the electronic media regulator’s notice banning the show for containing hate […]

400 Radio Pakistan employees paid below minimum wage

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ISLAMABAD: At least 400 employees of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) are being paid less than the federal minimum wage. The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) however, has said that following litigation in the labour courts, it would shortly notify increases in wages to match the minimum standard. Officials at the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) labour department […]

Bol takes Aamir Liaquat off-air on SC orders

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ISLAMABAD: The management of Bol Television assured the Supreme Court on Monday that it would immediately take Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s show, ‘Aisay Nahi Chaley Ga’, off-air for allegedly expounding hate speech against several individuals. A three-judge Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, cautioned Usman Shahid, executive officer of Labbaik (Pvt) Ltd — […]

Ban on Indian content: notice to Pemra, Centre

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court chief justice on Friday issued notices to the federal government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on a petition challenging a ban on broadcasting Indian content on television. M/s Leo Communications had filed the petition assailing a circular issued by Pemra on Oct 19, 2016 for being ultra […]