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PMERA issues notices to Apna TV, Mubashar Luqman

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), on Thursday, issued a show cause notice to APNA TV channel for airing indecent content during the broadcast of its morning show on July 6, 2017. The airing of such content is in violation of various clauses of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended by the PEMRA (Amendment) Act […]


Lack of ethics in our media

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Ever since the Pakistani media was liberalised in 2002, channels upon channels focusing on news have been launched over the years. For the average Pakistani household, evening talk shows have become a major source of political awareness and, if looking from a certain angle, even entertainment. Talk shows are not entirely meant to be a […]


Pemra terms ‘Wesal Urdu’ channel illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has said that it has come to its notice that a certain channel by the name of “Wesal Urdu” has been inciting violence and hatred against a certain religious sect. It said “Wesal Urdu” is not a licensee of Pemra and no cable operator in Pakistan is running […]


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 […]


Civil society, literati censure PTV for airing programme ‘insulting’ to Pakhtuns

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PESHAWAR: Poets, artists, political activists and members of civil society organisations staged a protest demonstration outside Peshawar Press Club on Monday to condemn the airing of a programme by the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) seen as insulting to Pakhtuns. The protest was headed by Awami National Party general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek […]


Channel asked to apologise for airing remarks against Sarfraz

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ISLAMABAD: The Pak­is­­tan Electronic Media Reg­ulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed the management of Samaa TV to tender an apology to Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan cricket captain, and viewers over the airing of remarks by former cricketer Aamer Sohail against him during a programme, Mission Oval, before the final of the Champions Trophy. “The management is […]


Pemra directs private TV, host to apologise to viewers

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed the management of TV One and host of the programme “Ishq Ramzan” Sahir Lodhi to tender apology to viewers for airing controversial remarks about the Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The management of the TV channel has been directed to specifically mention compliance […]


Supreme Court orders blocking of fake social media pages

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to block all fake pages and websites being run in its name on social media. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Supreme Court said it did not operate or maintain any Facebook account, page or […]


Pemra fines Nicklodeon for airing ‘indecent’ cartoon

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs 500,000 on cartoon channel Nicklodean for airing what it deemed as indecent content. According to a notice issued by the regulatory authority on June 15, it said, “Pemra has imposed a fine of Rs 500,000 on Nickelodean for showing indecent content […]


Pemra fines channel Rs0.5m for showing indecent content

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs500,000 on Nickelodeon (nick) for showing indecent content in its episode. The Emperor’s Throne of the cartoon series Winx Club. In the episode a cartoon character is shown indecently dressed.  After airing of the content Pemra had issued a show cause notice […]


Murdered journalist: Facebook accounts spreading negativity blocked

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HARIPUR: The Facebook accounts spreading negativity and hatred on social media about the murdered journalist Bakhshish Elahi are being blocked after his murder. The social and media circles of Haripur have discovered the Facebook accounts involved in negative propaganda against the murdered journalist, requesting that these accounts must be thoroughly investigated in the process of […]


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 asks Geo tv to stop airing ICC Trophy footages

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV Sports) lodged a complaint with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Saturday against Geo Super and Geo News for illegally using footages from PTV Sports, thereby infringing legitimate rights of PTVC – as PTV Sports has obtained rights for the ICC Champions Trophy. In response, PEMRA issued a […]


Pemra suspends action against TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: In compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has suspended action on violations of Ramazan guidelines by some TV channels. The apex court while hearing a petition of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), that had challenged the Ramazan guidelines, had directed Pemra not to take […]