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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Contempt petition against TV anchor rejected

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a petition seeking contempt proceedings against a private TV channel’s anchor. Social activist Jibran Nasir had sought contempt proceedings against Aamir Liaqat over his programme “Aisa Nahi Chaley Ga”, but the court observed that the petitioner failed to provide solid grounds for contempt proceedings against the anchor. […]


Pemra orders suspension of Zara Hut Kay for three days

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has ordered the suspension of Zara Hut Kay, a Dawn News programme, for three days with effect from Wednesday (March 22). The regulator made the decision under section 27 of the Pemra Ordinance 2002 after a brief hearing held in Pemra’s head office on March 17. It […]


Pemra meeting to discuss improvement in standard of TV programmes

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has called a meeting with stakeholders on what it calls the deteriorating standards of content on private TV channels. “Pemra has been receiving a large number of complaints from viewers on the deteriorating standards of the TV dramas, commercials and morning shows being shown on private channels,” […]


Pemra sends notices to 27 TV channels

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued show cause notices to 27 private TV channels over defiance of PEMRA’s orders of March 3, 2017. In a statement issued by PEMRA yesterday said the Authority in its 126th meeting had directed these channels to air apology on March 6, 2017 for telecasting fake […]


Social media working with freedom to lie: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said it seemed that social media was working under freedom to lie rather than freedom of expression. He said that a comprehensive strategy should be prepared within three days to curb character assassination through social media. The minister directed the Ministry of Interior officials to […]


IHC wants blasphemous content on social media blocked

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  ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday urged religious scholars to jointly deal with the issue of blasphemous content on social media. The court observed that the bureaucracy had apparently failed to tackle such a sensitive issue which sometimes resulted in the murder of alleged blasphemers. The judge, who […]


Govt blames social media for stirring controversy

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Islamabad – The alleged racial profiling of Pashtuns in Punjab took a new turn in the Senate on Monday when the government blamed social media for stirring a controversy. Pacifying the sentiments of the Pashtun national parties, some of them also part of the ruling coalition, Minister of State for Interior Balighur Rehman said that the […]