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Under which law NOC was issued to private channel: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: In a petition seeking legal action against ARY Channel for the tragic incident occurred while recording channel’s programme at Bahria Enclave here, Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Justice Aamer Farooq directed lawyers to assist the court that under what law an NOC was issued to the programme organisers and in case of violation of […]


Pakistan eager to introduce ‘screen tourism’

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ISLAMABAD: In a bid to attract tourists from all over the world, Pakistan is looking forward to introducing ‘screen tourism’ to highlight its cultural diversity and scenic beauty at international level. “Screen tourism will only be possible after revival of our film industry. Its main focus will be to showcase the true culture and heritage of […]


An outstanding journalist

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WHILE observing the centenary of the birth of Mazhar Ali Khan, one of Pakistan’s most outstanding newspaper editors, the journalist community would do well to recall, and if possible to reaffirm, the traditions of independent and public-spirited journalism that he and his fellow pioneers had nourished. Mazhar Ali (1917-1993) was well known in his college […]


Sindh planning to provide health cover to journalists

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Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said the provincial government was formulating a plan to provide health cards to working journalists, while also assuring assistance for resolving other issues faced by media personnel. He was speaking at an Iftar reception hosted by the Sindh Information Department at the Karachi Press Club on Wednesday. […]


Pemra okays fee for rural cable TV licence

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday approved new fee tariff for rural cable TV licences in its 132nd meeting. The authority meeting was held under the chair of Chairman PEMRA Absar Alam and it approved new tariff for Rural Cable TV licence and okayed revision of annual fee from Rs 5,000 […]


PPF seeks justice to Croatian journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrej Plenkovic, Prime Minister of Republic of Croatia express a serious concerned over the brutal assault on investigative journalist Dušan Miljuš, nearly a decade ago, remains unsolved. Civil rights group pursuing it, the Partnership for Social Development, trying to reopen his attempted murder case. PPF Secretary General […]


Journalists condemn bid to kidnap reporter

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RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and a number of senior journalists held a rally at the Rawalpindi Press Club on Saturday to protest an attempt by some unknown persons to kidnap Geo News reporter Azaz Syed. They urged the interior ministry to arrest the culprits and provide security to journalists. Senior politician […]


Marriyum calls for promoting country’s soft image abroad

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has stressed the need for taking concrete measures to promote soft image of Pakistan around the world. She stated this while chairing a meeting of all allied departments of the ministry on Friday. She directed all allied departments of the ministry, including Radio Pakistan, […]


Pemra forms body to monitor Ramazan transmissions

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ISLAMABAD: On the orders of the Islamabad High Court, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has constituted a four-member committee for the purpose of monitoring Ramazan transmissions on all satellite TV channels, licensed by the Pemra. The purpose of the committee is to monitor whether the Ramazan guidelines that were issued to all the satellite […]


Amir Khan granted bail in four media house attack cases

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MQM-P leader denies his party has connections with London An anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted bail to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Amir Khan against Rs50,000 in each of the four media house attack cases. Khan, senior deputy convener of the party, and MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar have already obtained protective bail in several such […]


PBA team discusses media issues with NAB chairman

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ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry told a delegation of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) that no compromise would be made towards anything that would affect the image of the country or violated laws of the land. A high-powered delegation comprising senior office-bearers of the PBA called on Qamar Zaman Chaudhry here on Tuesday. […]


Tolerance and the media

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My previous article, ‘Tolerant Pakistan’ was very well-received. All the peace-loving segments of society supported my viewpoint that prosperity cannot be achieved without ensuring a tolerant society based on equal rights and social justice. In order to ensure that Pakistan moves towards a bright future, we need to make Quaid-e-Azam’s August 11, 1947 speech our […]


Fake news

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A day after erroneously tweeting a picture showing Tariq Fatemi with government officials during a meeting with Chinese nationals in Beijing, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Naeemul Haq offered a rare apology for falsely claiming that Mr Fatemi, who was sacked for his role in the Dawn leaks controversy, had gone to the Chinese capital with […]


Victims seek SC inquiry into TV show accident

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ISLAMABAD: Family members of those injured when the seating area collapsed during a recording of a television game show approached the Supreme Court on Monday, seeking an inquiry into the failure of police and government authorities to pursue the case. Also on Monday, Nilor police formally lodged an FIR against the management of ARY and […]