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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Amir Liaquat can appear on TV but can’t do Ramzan show

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday lifted the ban on anchorperson Dr Amir Liaquat by allowing him to appear on television shows. However, it sustained the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) decision to suspend his Ramzan show on Bol TV. Earlier on Friday, the electronic media watchdog had slapped a 30-day ban […]


Along with one month ban from PEMRA, Facebook deletes Aamir Liaquat’s official page

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KARACHI- Aamir Liaquat first gained popularity through program ‘Aalim Online’ which was started 15 years ago, but it was not long before he lost public support and found himself in hot water with regulatory authorities on a regular basis. The latest incident took place this Ramazan, when Aamir was banned from media appearances by PEMRA […]


PM says no room for censorship in today’s world

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ISLAMABAD: Asking the media to impose a “self-regulating mechanism”, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the PML-N government has made every effort to ensure freedom of expression and independence of media as the age of censorship is over. Speaking at the 23rd All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Awards ceremony at PM Secretariat here on […]


Spent no money on secret funds for journalists in 5 years: PM Abbasi

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ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Wednesday that the incumbent government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had pledged to ensure free journalism in Pakistan since it held the reins. Addressing an awards ceremony at All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) in Islamabad, Abbasi said that the government took steps to ensure freedom of expression […]


Journalists end boycott of JUI-F activities after Fazl’s assurance

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) on Tuesday ended the boycott of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) after its chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman assured the journalist community of visiting the press club and tendering an apology over the torture of media persons by its workers. The PPC and KhUJ announced conditional […]


Saleem Baig appointed PEMRA chief

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President Mamnoon Hussain has approved summary of appointment of Mohammad Saleem Baig as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). An officer of the information service, Saleem had been serving as the principal information officer with the federal government. The appointment was made on the directives of the Supreme Court, it has been […]


Those calling for elections delay should be tried for treason, says PM

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ISLAMABAD: Laying emphasis on holding the next general election on its scheduled date that is July 25, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said those who may try to delay the next polls should be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution. “The caretaker set-up is bound to hold the next general election within 60 […]


Saleem Baig will be new chairman PEMRA: report

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ISLAMABAD – The Principal Information Officer (PIO) Mirza Saleem Baig is most likely to be appointed as the Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) as a summary with regard to his appointment for the post has been sent to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for approval. Reliable sources said that a committee led by […]


SHC orders establishment of information commission

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the provincial chief secretary to move the summary to the chief minister in order to take appropriate measures for the establishment of an information commission as well as a permanent secretariat in accordance with the law. The direction came as a result of a petition from Tariq Mansoor who […]


IHC suspends single bench ruling over Ramazan transmission code

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ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday set aside single bench’s decision regarding code of conduct for Ramazan transmissions. The division bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani has has issued a 26-page written decision over the issue, suspending earlier orders to air call to prayer five […]


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 […]


NHRC member concerned over plight of coal miners

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QUETTA: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concern over unsafe coal mining practices in Balochistan and the plight of coal miners working without safety precautions while digging as deep as 1,000 kilometres in coal mines. NHRC member Fazila Alyani during her visit to Quetta met leaders of coal mine labour unions and officials […]


Changed wind direction brings Karachi’s temperature down

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: As the wind direction changed and the sea breeze replaced the dry continental winds from the northwest, the temperature in the metropolis came down to 37.3 degrees Celsius on Thursday as against Wednesday’s 43.2°C. Responding to Dawn’s queries, a Meteorological department official said the current relatively pleasant weather was going to stay only for […]


Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors voices concern at curbs on media freedom

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KARACHI: Arif Nizami and Dr Jabbar Khattak, the president and the secretary general respectively of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE), have expressed concern over curbs on freedom of expression, especially attempts by certain elements to hamper distribution of newspapers and electronic media transmissions. “These attempts constitute an attack on freedom of expression and […]