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Monthly Archives: October 2021

The Islamabad High Court seeks report from interior secretary, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority chief on Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan protest

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ISLAMABAD   – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday sought report from the interior secretary and PEMRA chairman in a writ petition, challenging the armed operation against the protestors of banned Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP). A single bench of IHC, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq conducted hearing of the petition moved by Shohada Foundation of Pakistan through its […]


32 Activists of Banned Outfit Spreading Hatred on Social Media Arrested: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Friday that during an important operation last night 32 activists of a banned outfit had been arrested. In a tweet,the minister said these people were spreading hatred through fake social media accounts. He said that big action against those spreading fake news and propaganda […]


Political parties, press clubs across Pakistan condemn Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s ban on Bol News

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Condemnations poured in from across the country on Friday after the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) put a ban on Bol News transmission without any notification late last night. PEMRA claimed that the Bol News had allegedly violated the ban on the media coverage of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). Bol News management declared […]


Pemra reiterates ban on TV, radio coverage of Tehreek-i-Labbaik

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Supporters of the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan gather as they prepare to march on towards capital Islamabad, during a protest in Gujranwala on October 28. — Reuters The Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday reiterated its earlier ban on media coverage of the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) as the group persisted with its long march […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists condemns suspension of BOL News transmission by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the suspension of BOL News transmission by PEMRA without any notice or warning. PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary-General Nasir Zaidi, in a joint statement, said that it is “illegal, unlawful and without any jurisdiction” of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority as BOL News transmission has […]


TV channel apologises to Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Nasir Butt in UK

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LONDON: Private channel New Vision TV, the broadcaster of ARY UK, has issued an apology to London-based PML-N leader Nasir Butt for airing a programme in which he was called a “criminal, a multiple murderer and a member of a drug cartel”. Just weeks after issuing an apology to former finance minister and PML-N leader […]


Federal Investigation Authority arrests 12 men for running Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s social media campaigns

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Federal Investigation Authority’s or FIA Cyber Crime wing has launched a crackdown against defunct Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan’s or TLP social media accounts. At least 12 people were arrested during the simultaneous operation in Lahore, Faisalabad, Nankana Sahab, Islamabad and elsewhere in Punjab, said FIA. The suspects, FIA said, were involved in posting ‘doctored images and fake […]


Nauman, Shoaib taken off-air after spat on live TV

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ISLAMABAD: Following an on-air spat between former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar and state-run TV Sports anchorperson Nauman Niaz, the state broadcaster has decided to take both personalities off-air. According to a statement issued by the state-run TV , “neither Akhtar nor Dr Nauman will not be allowed to appear in any programme on state-run TV […]


National Security Adviser calls for utilizing modern media techniques to build positive narrative of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD – National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf has stressed on utilizing modern media techniques to build a reality-based positive narrative of Pakistan. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad on Thursday, he said better coordination and national dialogue on key issues are prerequisites. He said, contrary to the reality, Pakistan was presented as a problem in Afghan […]


FIA MOVES AGAINST ACTIVE BANNED OUTFIT’S SUPPORTERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has launched a crackdown against people involved in promoting banned outfit Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) on social media platforms, ARY NEWS reported. The FIA teams have become active after the federal government has decided to crackdown against the banned outfit over violent clashes in Punjab that led to the martyrdom of […]


Fawad Chaudhry takes notice of Shoaib Akhtar’s ‘insult’ on PTV

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PTV constitutes committee to investigate Dr Nauman Niaz-Shoaib Akhtar issue, report will be submitted to information minister. Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry Wednesday took notice of the verbal spat between former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar and PTV Sports anchor Dr Nauman Niaz. The minister has constituted a committee to look into the matter, which […]


Plea against drama advisory: Lahore High Court seeks reply from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought a reply from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on a petition challenging a notification cautioning the television channels against airing ‘indecent’ scenes in dramas. Admitting the petition of M/s Central Media Network Pvt Ltd, Justice Jawad Hassan observed that the issue related to the interpretation […]


PTV, ARY acquire ICC media rights for 2020-23

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ISLAMABAD PR – Pakistan Television Corporation Limited (PTVC) and ARY Communications Ltd have acquired the ICC Media Rights for the 2020-2023 (broadcast and streaming) from Star TV Network. This will include all ICC events for the next 3 years for the territory of Pakistan. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 shall be broadcast on […]


Dawn News bars staff from running YouTube channels

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ISLAMABAD—Aurora Broadcasting Services (Pvt.) Limited, which manages DawnNews TV, has issued a comprehensive guideline prohibiting staff members from running YouTube channels or contributing to other publications and news blogs. In an email message to all employees, the TV management stated: “As per employment terms any gainful employment or activity that may be in conflict with […]