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SHC seeks lists of civil servants working in the media

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HYDERABAD: The Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered on Friday the provincial government to submit lists of government servants working as journalists in all administrative divisions of Sindh. The bench, comprising Justice Salahuddin Panhwar and Justice Fahim Ahmed Siddiqi, gave a final warning to the provincial additional advocate-general after the Hyderabad commissioner submitted the list for nine districts […]


Media capture: not inevitable

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Media capture is the result not just of technological and market forces, but of political choices made by political and business leaders. It is a complex problem, but not inevitable. Exacerbated by the economic weakness of the traditional news business and the growing concentration of ownership of media industries, media capture has become one of the […]


IHC suspends proceedings against media group

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ISLAMABAD: A bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Wednesday stayed proceedings against Jang/Geo group in a case where Ms Axact Private Limited filed a criminal complaint against the largest media group at district courts of Islamabad for publishing a news article regarding the conviction of an Axact fake degree scandal character Umair Hamid. […]


Freedom of expression: Official responsible for press law alarm identified

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Arangzeb revealed on Tuesday a senior officer had been found responsible for a recent controversy about proposed amendments to the Press Council of Pakistan Ordinance to regulate the print media. Sharing the outcome of a fact-finding inquiry into the matter, she said at a news conference that […]


‘Media should deal with sensitive issues responsibly’

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BUREWALA: Highlighting the role and responsibilities of media, members of rights organisations stressed media should play help unite the nation rather than spreading interfaith hatred and misunderstandings. They expressed these views while commenting on the news of the death of a 9th grade Christian student in Burewala. They were of the view that now a days, […]


Censorship? Never again…

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IT may have been an abortive attempt, given that it had to be abandoned due to the outrage expressed in the media, but that someone in the corridors of power was willing to make a crude, sinister attempt to muzzle the press in the country is reason enough to trigger alarm bells. Once the draft […]


Sindh drafts law to regulate registration of papers, printing presses, books

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KARACHI: With the concurrent list abolished in the wake of the adoption of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the Sindh government has drafted a law to regulate registration of newspapers, news agencies, printing presses and books that on paper appears to be tougher than the existing laws. “By regulating printing presses in the province, […]


Pemra warns channels against picking fake news from social media

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued advice to all Satellite TV channels over airing fake news reports on July 17, 2017 regarding the killing of Indian soldiers at India-China border. Airing of such content is in violation of several clauses of Pemra Ordinance 2002 as amended by the Pemra (Amendment) Act […]


PAKISTAN Govt proposes law to gag print media

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led government has prepared a draft law to control media and impose more restrictions on the freedom of press. The speed with which the law is being prepared has sent alarm bells ringing in the journalist community, including the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE). The […]


Pemra issues notice for airing Dangal

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LAHORE – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to Urdu 1 channel for Aamir Khan’s Bollywood film Dangal.  Urdu1 aired Dangal which was not given permission for screening by Board of Film Censors in Pakistan. Pemra has identified certain scenes which were deemed inappropriate for viewing in Pakistan […]


Imran slams distorting of BBC interview

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KARACHI: A day after his interview that hit the headlines, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday defended the performance of his party’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and criticised a section of media for what he described as “misstating and distorting” his interview to BBC Urdu. In the interview which was published on the BBC Urdu website, Mr Khan […]


PEMRA issues show cause notices to Bol News, Urdu 1

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to the Bol News network as in its TV show HQ Debate the host, Hamza Ali Abbasi, allegedly passing derogatory comments about the Pakistani passport. The Pemra statement reads: “Airing of such c amounts to spread of hatred and promotes anti-Pakistan sentiments.” The authority has directed the management to furnish a reply within […]


Pemra issues advice to channels over misreporting court orders

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday said that it had been noticed that on August 24, 2017, all major news channels misreported the order of the Lahore High Court (LHC) w.r.t. W.P. No. 62459/2017 titled “Amna Malik vs Federation of Pakistan and others.” It noted that in order to take lead […]


Media reports on money laundering case premature: FBR chief

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Wednesday regretted that officials in his department had released incorrect and incomplete information to media. Briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Finance, FBR chairman Tariq Pasha said that the premature flow of information was humiliating, adding that some officers had provided details to media even […]