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Pemra rebuffs reports on regulating Web TV, OTT content services

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regula­tory Authority (Pemra) has refused the reports regarding draft consultation on regulating the Web TV and Over the Top TV (OTT) Content Services in Pakistan. In a statement issued by authority on Friday said that in media reports it was al­leged that through the Draft Consultation on Regulating the Web […]


Senate body takes notice of Pemra’s proposal to regulate web TVs

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights has taken notice of a proposal by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to regulate web TV and over-the-top (OTT) content services. “I have decided to discuss the issue in upcoming committee meeting being held on February 10 and all the stakeholders, including Pemra, Ministry of Human […]


Pemra’s latest assault

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LAST month, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority invited comments on a draft resolution on Web TV and OTT (over the top TV). A cursory or detailed look lead to the same conclusion: rather than supposedly providing a level-playing field to mainstream TV and Web TV, this is part of the continued onslaught on the […]


Pemra imposes Rs1m fine on TV channel for maligning PM’s aide

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs1 million on a private TV channel for airing defamatory content against Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari. “A fine amounting to Rs1m is imposed upon M/s Galaxy Broadcasting Network […]


Advertising policy not final, APNS to be consulted: Firdous

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Lahore PR – Adviser to the Prime Minister on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that proposed advertising policy is not final and will be finalised in consultation with the APNS and other stakeholders. She has invited input from the stakeholders on the proposed policy at the earliest. The adviser was speaking to the Executive […]


Millions of phones to stop running WhatsApp: report

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KARACHI: Millions of Android and iPhone devices that only support outdated operating systems would no longer be able to run WhatsApp, the famous app owned by Facebook, BBC reported on Saturday. A report on the BBC’s website quoted WhatsApp as saying the move was necessary to protect the security of its users. Smartphones using Android 2.3.7 and older, and iPhone […]


Two people injured as journalist’s house attacked

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BADIN – Two persons were injured as some miscreants attacked the house of a senior journalist here on Saturday. According to reports, some miscreants attacked the house of editor of magazine, ‘Paegam-e-Ahmed’, Abdul Majeed Mallah. The senior journalist, Abdul Majeed Mallah, miraculously remained safe and unwounded. Following the incident, the local journalists held a protest demonstration […]