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PEMRA bans Aamir Liaquat for ‘hurting sentiments’ of religious sects

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After a controversial video of Bol TV’s programme broadcasting criticism over a religious question came to light, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday banned Aamir Liaquat for hurting ‘sentiments of different sects’ and creating sensation ‘through unwarranted drama on the basis of religion’. “Dr Aamir Liaquat shall not appear on Bol News or […]


IHC withdraws show cause notices for TV anchors

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday withdrew the show cause notices served to the TV anchors and local TV owner in the case related to the implementation of Ramzan guidelines. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of IHC heard the case related to the ‘lottery and entertainment’ TV shows during the holy month of Ramadan. The […]


Game shows; CEOs, anchors summoned by IHC

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The Islamabad High Court on Monday summoned chief executive officers of television channels including TV One, ARY, Geo, Bol News and Filmazia as well as anchors of game shows to appear in person before the court on May 23 in a contempt of court petition. The anchors who were summoned by the court include Sahir […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists concerned over notice served on Dawn

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over a notice served by the Press Council of Pakistan on Dawn for what it called violating the Ethical Code of Conduct by publishing an interview of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif about the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The PFUJ president, Afzal Butt, and its […]


APNS concerned over threats to press freedom

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has expressed strong apprehensions over the emerging serious threats to the press freedom in the ongoing transition towards the 2018 general elections. While analysing the prevailing state of the media, the APNS has expressed concern over the dangerously fluid position surrounding the press organizations largely due to the intervention […]


Journalist arrested, freed

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LANDIKOTAL: A tribal journalist and his brother were on Wednesday arrested by Frontier Corps personnel from their home but released later after the community launched protest. Ali Shinwari, a former president of Landikotal Press Club, told the media after his release that kids of his family were using crackers to celebrate the release of his […]


IHC issues notices on PBA plea against order on airing game shows

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ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Tuesday issued notices to the respondents in an Intra-Court Appeal (ICA) of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) challenging a May 9 IHC single bench order that had barred private channels from airing game shows like ‘Neelam Ghar’ and also directed that in the holy […]


Details of access to information bill to be notified next week: Marriyum

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Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb says details of the Access to Information Bill will be notified next week, reported by Radio Pakistan Speaking at the launching ceremony of new website of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad, she said rules about that bill will be available on the new website. The minister said an […]


State media censors PM Abbasi’s presser on NSC meeting

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ISLAMABAD: State-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) censored Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s press conference on the NSC meeting called over ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s recent comments regarding the 2008 Mumbai attacks. PM Abbasi held a press conference in Islamabad and briefed the media about the National Security Committee (NSC) conference and also his meeting with former premier […]


Media group challenges IHC’s May 9 order

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ISLAMABAD: Filing an intra-court appeal (ICA) that is likely to be taken up by a division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday (today), a media group has challenged the IHC’s recent verdict regarding enforcement of certain guidelines on all TV channels. The IHC single-judge bench, headed by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, on […]


NA speaker, deputy speaker congratulate Arif Nizami on elected as President CPNE

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and the Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi have congratulated Arif Nizami and Dr. Jabbar Khattak on their election as President and General Secretary of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) respectively, reported Radio Pakistan. In their separate congratulatory messages, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker expressed hope […]


Code of conduct for journalists to cover general elections soon: Yousuf Khattak

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KARACHI, May 14 (PPI): Provincial Election Commissioner Sindh Muhammad Yousuf Khan Khattak here Monday said a code of conduct is being developed for journalists for coverage of coming general elections. He was speaking at certificate distribution ceremony of a three-day training workshop organised jointly by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]


Bilawal congratulates new CPNE President Arif Nizami, secretary and others

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KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Zardari on Sunday extended felicitations to the newly-elected office-bearers of Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) including its President, Arif Nizami and Secretary, Dr Jabbar Khattak. In his message, Bilawal said that regular elections of CPNE were a hallmark of democratic values, adding that his party has always […]


APNS members for Federal Capital, KP, Balochistan bodies named

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KARACHI: The President Hameed Haroonand and Secretary General Sarmad Ali of All Pakistan Newspapers Society have nominated Khushnood Ali Khan as Chairman and Sardar Khan Niazi as Vice Chairman of the Federal Capital Committee (Islamabad/Rawalpindi), Syed Haroon Shah, Chairman and Syed Ayaz Badshahas, Vice Chairman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Provincial Committee. They have also nominated […]