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Two channels served notices for ‘sensationalising’ Farishta issue

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Comm­ittee on Information was informed on Thursday that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had issued show-cause notices to two TV channels for “sensationalising” the Farishta murder issue. In reply to a query by members of the committee, Pemra Chairman Saleem Baig said the show-cause notices had been issued because […]

‘Ghussay Vich’, ‘Saaqi E Bawafa’ and Wilderness make it to international festival circuit

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Director-writer Ali Sattar recently released a new music video, a short film to be precise, ‘Ghussay Vich’, in collaboration with RockLite, a music group that is helmed by Rizwan ul Haq (former Vital Signs). Sattar recently took to social media to share that the short film alongside two other recent works, have been shortlisted for […]

NAB debunks fabricated TV report maligning its chairman

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KARACHI: News One, a private news channel, was left red-faced and had to tender a public apology after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) denied a story aired by the channel showing a purported conversation of the NAB chairman with an unnamed woman. The NAB rejected in a statement the report about NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed […]

SHC issues notices to provincial authorities on plea against non-payment of print media dues

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday issued notices to the provincial advocate general, the chief secretary and the secretary of information department on a petition against non-payment of the government advertisements dues to the print media since 2005-06. A two-judge bench, comprising Justices Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Agha Faisal, asked the AG Sindh […]

CIC pledges implementation of RTI Act in government Institutions

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Chief Information Commissioner Mehboob Qadir Shah has pledged to ensure complete implementation of the Right to Information Act and advised to appoint Chief Public Information Officers in all state-run institutions. Mehboob Qadir expressed these views while addressing a meeting of chief public information officers of various departments at Civil Secretariat here on Thursday. Information commissioner […]