31 | October | 2019 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

Daily Archives: October 31, 2019

IHC issues written orders in contempt case against TV anchors

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday issued a three-page written order in a contempt of court case against several TV anchors for maligning court proceedings during talk shows.The order, which was issued by Chief Justice Athar Minallah, stated that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had failed to satisfy the court regarding using IHC’s […]

Rabbani terms Pemra directive against media freedom

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Former chairman of the Senate, Senator Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday vehemently opposed the directives of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), saying this was yet another relentless attack on the media freedom in Pakistan. Rabbani, who joins many opposition leaders, besides some members of the Federal Cabinet, opposing the Pemra, banning TV […]

PAKISTAN Pemra directive on anchorpersons put on hold by LHC

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE:The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday put on hold a Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) notification barring anchorpersons from appearing in TV shows other than their own. During the hearing, Justice Shahid Waheed issued a notice to the regulatory body and other respondents named in the petition filed by senior journalists. The Pemra notification […]

Pakistan among world’s worst for unsolved journalists’ murders

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI:During one of his recent trips to the United States, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan’s media was freer than in Britain. US President Donald Trump, too, around the same time, expressed envy, saying that Pakistan’s premier was fortunate to have such a positive press. One of the reasons for this “freer” press is believed to be […]

Inaugural exhibition held at newly established ArtOne62

Pakistan Press Foundation

The inaugural exhibition at the newly established ‘ArtOne62’ gallery in Clifton, – a collaboration between Australia-based GalleryOne62 and ArtKaam Gallery in Pakistan – was held on Tuesday. The exhibition, titled ‘Impact II’, was curated by Pakistani artist Shehzar Abro and Colombian artist Andres Delgado and featured numerous artists from Pakistan, Australia, Colombia, the United States […]

Schoolchildren enjoy music with French quartet

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: In 2017, the All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC) came up with Murki, the Eastern Music Initiation Module (EMIM), to raise cultural awareness among the youth through our musical heritage. On Wednesday morning, as per the module, the APMC held an event called ‘Explorations in Music’ for the participants in this year’s programme at Rangoonwala […]

Afghanistan’s use of media for levelling allegation against Pakistan regretted

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office regretted on Wednesday that the Afghan government, instead of responding to Pakistani proposal for addressing the cause of recent border skirmishes, had resorted to allegations hurled through the media. “It is highly regrettable that despite mutual agreement on utilising recognised channels of communication, Afghanistan has chosen to raise the issue through a […]

RSF assails curbs on news anchors

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A journalism watchdog has condemned a “draconian” decision by Pakistani authorities ordering news anchors not to express their opinions on air. The statement by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), released late on Tuesday, came after Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) sent the directive to TV channels on Sunday, sparking an outcry from some of the country’s […]

IHC serves contempt of court notice on Firdous

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday issued a contempt of court notice to Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting, for criticising the institution of judiciary. The show-cause notice issued under Section 3 of Contempt of Court Ordinance 2003 by the IHC said: “You, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, […]