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Monthly Archives: October 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 […]


Pemra bars anchors from offering opinions in talk shows

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ISLAMABAD: In what appears to be another move to curb the media, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has barred television anchors from giving their “opinions” during talk shows and limited their role to “moderator”. In a scathing directive issued on a weekly holiday, the electronic media watchdog also directed the anchors hosting regular […]


Inapt analyses, negative remarks on TV : No word against state institutions, warns Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned regular TV talk show anchors from appearing in other talk shows. The authority also warned those indulging in “inappropriate and biased analyses and negative propaganda” of action. According to a Pemra’s announcement, under Pemra regulations, anchors are liable to host the show impartially and objectively […]


E-books, p-books coexisting in digital era, says Muneeza Shamsie

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The advent of e-books and e-readers in this digital age has definitely affected the reading patterns of people. Still, the era of printed books, or p-books, doesn’t seem to be over. Author Muneeza Shamsie made this point on Saturday evening as she spoke to a gathering organised by the Readerscafe at a coffee shop in […]


Pemra asks TV channels not to discuss sub-judice matters

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued new directives to all TV channels regarding analyses, views and discussion on sub-judice matters. In a statement issued here on Sunday, the regulatory authority said it has taken cognizance of various speculative TV talk shows whereby anchorpersons, in violation of code of conduct, have tried to […]


Privacy in the digital age

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Advances in information communication technology (ICT) have made the Internet and our devices an essential part of the way we experience life — from acquisition of goods and services to the creation of opportunity and access. Digital access is considered a human right by the United Nations and the world is so interconnected through this […]


International Public Art Festival launched to promote unity, spread awareness

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The International Public Art Festival (IPAF) 2020, an initiative by I Am Karachi (IAK), an organization that is working to rebuild the diverse social and cultural fabric of the city was launched on Friday. With temporary and permanent creative art installations, the festival revolves around promoting unity, spreading awareness, instilling ownership and widening the spheres […]


JUI’s Hamdullah not a Pakitani: Nadra

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ISLAMABAD – After declaring Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) senior leader Senator Hafiz Hamdullah Saboor as alien by National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) directed all TV channels to stop inviting him to talk shows. A notification issued by Pemra here on Saturday stated: “The National Database & Registration Authority (Nadra) vide […]