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Degrees of 85 Pakistan Television (PTV) employees found fake

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ISLAMABAD—As many as 85 state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) employees are employed based on fake educational degrees. Secretary Ministry of Information Shahira Shah, while briefing the Public Accounts Committee, stated that investigating the degrees of PTV employees is going on. So far, the degrees of 85 employees have been found fake. The secretary said the salaries […]


Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) receives records of Imran Khan’s anti-CEC remarks from PEMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday received the record of PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s speeches and allegations against Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Geo News reported. To keep mounting pressure on ECP for the delay in the reserved verdict of the foreign […]


Salaries of media workers: Government to introduce law for Pemra, says Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday said the government was introducing a law for the Pemra to bind TV channels regarding salaries of media workers and make the rating system of TV channels more transparent as per a Supreme Court of Pakistan verdict. She said the law would be amended, taking […]


Government intends to amend Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) rules: Information Minister

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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says the government intends to amend Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) rules. She was speaking in a meeting of Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad on Wednesday. Marriyum Aurangzeb said consultations are underway with the Joint Action Committee on the amendment regarding PEMRA rules. […]


Senate body seeks record of TV channels’ ratings, ads

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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Wednesday sought the record of channel ratings and advertisements issued to TV channels. The meeting was chaired by Senator Faisal Javed in which the committee observed that government advertisements had been used to influence the editorial policies of media houses. According to […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) serves show-cause notice on ARY News

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a show-cause notice to ARY News for broadcasting what the regulator said was a baseless and fabricated report about the finance minister. According to the Twitter handle of PEMRA, the regulator directed ARY News to submit a reply in writing within seven days. “In case of non-compliance, […]


PTV-ARY consortium: PTV lawyer concedes irregularities in PSL broadcast rights deal

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Television Corporation has acknowledged before the Lahore High Court that the agreement for the broadcasting rights of PSL-VII signed between the state-run television corporation and private media group ARY was in violation of rules and against the principles of transparency. The counsel for the PTV, who appeared before the two-member bench of […]


Suspension of ARY news: senate seeks details on position of television channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting has sought details from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on the positions of TV Channels on the issue raised by ARY News regarding the blockage of its transmission. According to details, Senate committee chairman Faisal Javed Khan chaired the meeting – which was attended […]


Pemra slaps show-cause notice to ARY’s The Reporters program over fake news

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Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued a showcase notice to ARY News (ARY Communications Limited) over a fake news claimed by the analyst Chaudhry Ghulam Hussain that he met COAS and attributed a statement that embezzlement of US$9 billion was committed in CPEC projects by the then PMLN government led by Prime Minister […]


Pemra restrains TV channels from advertising illegal housing societies

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RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned advertisements of illegal and unapproved private housing schemes on television channels following request of the Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) According to RDA Spokesman Hafiz Irfan, the Pemra has directed all satellite TV channels, all FM radios and all distribution networks not to advertise unapproved and […]


Centre, Pemra get notices on Ishaq Dar’s appearance in media

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued notices to the federal government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on a petition challenging appearance of former finance minister Ishaq Dar in the media. Advocate Azhar Siddique filed the petition on behalf of a citizen, pleading that Dar had been declared a proclaimed […]


Pemra again warns TV channels of repercussions if content against military, judiciary goes on air

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority on Monday warned TV channels to refrain from airing content that “ridicules” state institutions, especially the judiciary and the army, or face retribution such as suspension of transmission and imposition of a fine without any prior notice. The Pemra had issued a similar warning a week ago wherein it […]


The Islamabad High Court Extends Stay against Issuance of TV Licenses by PEMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday extended its stay order against issuance of TV licenses by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) till next date and sought arguments from respondents in light of authority’s report. Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA). PEMRA submitted its report which stated […]


Pemra warns TV channels against airing content against institutions

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday issued directives to all satellite TV channels to refrain from airing content against state institutions. “It has been observed that a few satellite TV channels are airing content which [is] tantamount to casting aspersions against state institutions, i.e. armed forces and judiciary,” the statement issued […]