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CABLE OPERATORS’ ISSUES DISCUSSED

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Pakistan Broadcasters Association & Punjab Revenue Authority had a meeting yesterday to discuss the issue of payment of Sales Tax by Cable Operators and sealing of their business premises by PRA. On PBA’s assurance to mediate the matter within 30 days, PRA has agreed to de-seal the cable networks in Gujranwala and Sardogha and would […]

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Govt believes in freedom of media: Irfan Siddiqui

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui on Tuesday said the government believes in freedom of media and would continue to play effective role in its promotion. Inaugurating bureau office of a private television channel in Dubai he said the government has got input of each and every word from […]

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Media Commission Case: SC givesl ast warning to submit reply

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has given last warning to seven parties, including Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan and Hamid Mir, to submit reply about any objections on commission recommendations in Media Commission case. The court also cleared that neither further delay would be tolerated in the case nor its hearing will be adjourned. A three-member bench […]

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Credible data confirms Express News as market leader

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KARACHI: Quantifiable and globally credible data has confirmed Express News as a market leader within the broadcast industry in Pakistan. A recent study by Nielsen, the data company best known across the world for its TV ratings, has confirmed that increases in social media volume correlate to increases in TV ratings. By analysing Twitter and […]

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PBA temporarily suspends Express group’s membership

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has “temporarily” suspended the membership of Express and issued a show-cause notice to the media network for alleged tempering with viewership ratings through employees of a rating company, Medialogic. A statement issued by the PBA says the decision was reached by the associations, board of directors which met for […]

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Govt keen to address concerns of print media: Irfan Siddiqui

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui on Monday said the government believed in the freedom of press and was keen to address concerns of print media. Addressing a luncheon meeting with the Executive Committee of APNS Irfan Siddiqui appreciated the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) for raising the issues […]

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Pemra-PBA agree to work for betterment of electronic media

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) jointly resolved to work in unison for the betterment of electronic media in Pakistan. In a meeting held PBA office here, it was agreed that Pemra would play proactive role as regulator to provide maximum level playing field to electronic media […]

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Pemra, PBA to discuss new code of conduct on 4th

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ISLAMABAD: The dialogue between the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) on new directives regarding TV channels will be held on August 4 in Karachi. Pemra on the directives of the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on July 30 declared a six-point code of conduct for TV channels. […]

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IHC asks Pemra to decide on Bol licences revocation in 15 days

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ISLAMABAD: Granting Pakistan Broadcasters Association’s (PBA) petition, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to decide revocation of licences of Bol news and Bol Entertainment within 15 days. The petitioner had filed the writ petition against the federal government through the Ministry of Information, Pemra, Labbaik, Axact Pakistan and […]

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Consensus on media code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: The second round of discussions between the government committee set up to devise a code of conduct on the directions of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association was held here on Friday under the chair of Advisor to PM Irfan Siddiqui at his office. Special Advisor to PM Barrister Zafarullah […]

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PBA prays to SHC to become party in Axact’s TV case

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has filed an application with the Sindh High Court (SHC) to become party to the lawsuit filed by the BoL TV management submitting that the plaintiffs had leveled serious allegations against the association and its member broadcasters without documentary evidence. The applicant submitted that the Bol TV management had […]

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Broadcasters’ body steps in to help Bol employees

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The country’s top broadcasters body has stepped in to protect the interests of journalists whose future has been put at stake by Bol Network, a sister company of Axact. The ambitious media project was the brainchild of Axact owner and chief executive Shoaib Ahmad Shaikh, who is now under arrest for allegedly running a worldwide […]

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Media used for trial of politicians: Ahsan Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said that state institutions have used media for 35 years for the trial of politicians in a systematic way.He said that good news was no news and 90 percent talk shows were driven from past anger. He said four out of five headlines were of […]

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MNAs, media bodies at odds over space for terrorists

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians and representatives of print and electronic media failed on Tuesday to forge a consensus over coverage of terrorists and terrorist activities, with industry experts saying the government apparently wanted to impose restrictions on media organisations in the wake of carnage at a Peshawar school. A set of suggestions about changes to laws on […]

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