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Daily Archives: October 29, 2019

Ministers, media bodies condemn Pemra order

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ISLAMABAD: Not only the media persons and journalists’ bodies but also a number of cabinet members have criticised the directive issued by Pemra to restrict the appearance of television anchors in current affairs programmes. But after criticism from all sides, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, said the […]


Attack on artistic freedom

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THE public opening of the Karachi Biennale 2019 on Sunday was marred by controversy when unknown men forced the partial closure of one of the installations at Frere Hall. In hindsight, it shouldn’t have come as a surprise. The ‘offending’ exhibit by Adeela Suleman was a requiem for the hundreds of victims of alleged ‘encounter specialist’ Rao […]


TV news directors, editors body decries Pemra bars

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Editors and News Directors Association is alarmed at the recent unlawful order issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority clamping unacceptable restrictions on the conduct of current affairs hosts and their shows. In a statement, the association said Pemra’s order is unlawful that clearly exceeds its mandate and appears to […]


Pemra slammed for imposing ban on TV channel anchors

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ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members of the cabinet and senior leaders have slammed the Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority for clamping ban on TV channel anchors from appearing in other talk shows, as the main government spokesperson insisted the step was reiteration of the court orders and the code of conduct. In a tweet, Special […]


No ban on journalists in talk shows: Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) said on Monday that its earlier advisory was misinterpreted, backtracking on its previous notification barring TV talk show anchors from appearing on other similar programmes. The Pemra on Sunday, through a notification, had banned regular TV anchors from being guests on other talk shows. In its latest […]


Canadian envoy opens exhibition in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD:Canadian High Commissioner Wendy Gilmour opened the exhibition titled ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ at Satrang Gallery on Monday. The exhibition showcased Mohsin’s heavily detailed, large scale paintings juxtaposed with Aliya’s small scale yet vibrant ceramics. Regardless of the conventional mediums both artists have executed their ideas in a personal yet unorthodox manner. Mohsin’s intricate paintings create the […]


Pemra says its advisory misinterpreted

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) said yesterday that its advisory was misinterpreted and by no mean it was to restrict freedom of expression. In a new directive issued here, the Pemra said, “There is misinterpretation of above quoted Pemra advisory. By no means it was to restrict freedom of expression as being projected […]