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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority bans ads of illegal housing societies

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) here on Thursday advised societies operating without proper No Object Certificate (NOC) to refrain from advertising the illegitimate business on social media platforms. According to a press release, PTA has been approached by Lahore Development Authority (LDA) pursuant to the direction issued by Lahore High Court in a writ petition […]


The Islamabad High Court stays collection of over Rs50b in ad revenue by PEMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday granted a stay on the collection of over Rs50 billion Annual Gross Advertisement Revenue by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) from television channels. The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) had approached the high court requesting to declare that Annual Gross Advertisement Revenue imposed by Schedule-B to […]


Pemra urged to stop TV channels from airing ads of illegal housing societies

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RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has requested Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to refrain private TV channels from airing advertisements of illegal housing societies. “There are over 340 housing societies in the district and only 65 of them have approval from the government and the remaining are illegal but doing business without any […]


Pemra bans ads of illegal housing schemes in Lahore

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LAHORE: On the concern shown by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned the advertisement of unapproved, under process and illegal housing schemes located in Lahore district. In a notification issued on February 25, Pemra asked all broadcast and print media and distribution service operators not to entertain […]


Media advertisement revenue jumps to Rs 75.6b in 2020-21: Report

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ISLAMABAD: The government’s business-friendly and prudent economic policies led to a boom in media ad revenue, surging it to Rs 75.64 billion in the fiscal year 2020-21 from Rs 58.6 billion in 2019-20. According to a report published by leading Pakistani magazine Aurora, the ad revenue of television, in the last fiscal year, grew by […]


Press Information Department likely to delist over 200 dummy publications

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ISLAMABAD—The Press Information Department (PID) has reportedly identified over 200 irregular and dummy publications believed to acquire government advertisements. PID earlier initiated an online mechanism of attendance to streamline publications all over the country. Under the new system, newspapers must submit a copy of their printed editions either to PID Islamabad or the regional information […]


Another ban imposed on advertisements by illegal housing schemes

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Islamabad: The district administration has imposed a ban on advertisements of 140 illegal housing schemes that are operating without getting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Capital Development Authority (CDA). According to an official notification No. MCI/Administrator-1(1)/(2021) issued by Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat, “MCI has decided to ban within the Capital Territory all […]


Grievances of media outlets against ads allocation to be redressed

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LAHORE: First meeting of Advertisements Complaints Redressal Committee (ACRC) was held here with Director General PID Lahore Shafqat Abbas in the chair. Others who attended the meeting included Deputy General Advertisements Islamabad who was in person whereas the Directors General PID Karachi and Peshawer as well as Director Home Publicity Islamabad attended the meeting through […]


Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad bans advertisements of housing projects having no valid NOC

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ISLAMABAD – The administration of Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) has banned with immediate effect all sorts of advertisements as steamers, boards, banners and others regarding housing societies and projects in the capital city limits which do not reflect valid NOC issued by the Capital Development Authority (CDA). A notification to this effect was issued by […]


Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors asks PML-N to apologise for ‘unfair’ advertisement policy

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The (CPNE) Thursday condemned PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s admission with regard to the distribution of advertisements to favourite media houses while ignoring certain media groups, and demanded that the PML-N leadership should tender an apology for its undemocratic and anti-media steps. In a statement, the CPNE demanded that the committee constituted by the government […]


PEMRA bans Power Full Energy Drink TV Commercial

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned TV Power Full Energy Drink TV Commercial on the basis of vulgarity and indecent content. Based on the notification issued by PEMRA to all its licensees, The Power Full Energy Drink TV Commercial content that went against Islamic values, social norms and ethics of Pakistan PEMRA […]


Court summons BISP’s former chief, others over graft in issuing ads

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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court of Islamabad on Saturday summoned former chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Farzana Raja, a former press information officer and 17 others over alleged corruption in issuing advertisements without adhering to relevant laws. The administrative judge of the accountability court, Mohammad Bashir, issued summons for the suspects nominated in […]


Facebook bans advertisements of Covid-19 related products

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KARACHI: Facebook has banned advertisements of coronavirus related products on its platform in order to avoid possible manipulations by mischievous elements. “Globally and in Pakistan, we are temporarily banning advertisements and commerce listings, like those on marketplaces, of businesses selling medical face masks mentioning that they are for Covid-19,” said Facebook Public Policy Manager Sarim […]


Ad agencies appeal

Islamabad -The Pakistan Advertising Association has appealed to the Prime Minister Imran Khan against the recently announced procedure for payments. They expressed the fear that this would discredit the dedicated services of the advertising agencies. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had notified an updated procedure for the payment of advertisement bills two days ago. […]