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SHC restrains TV channel from defaming Bahria Town

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The Sindh High Court has restrained Channel 92 and its anchorperson from airing any defamatory programmes and false statements against Bahria Town Chief Executive Officer Malik Riaz, summoning them on November 8, 2018, The Express Tribune has learnt. The Bahria Town CEO and others filed a Suit No 1967 in the SHC against the channel and its […]

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‘279 PTV pensioners await payment’

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage on Thursday was given an update on pending payments of pensions to retired employees of Pakistan Television (PTV). It was told that from a total of 3,108 pensioners, payments of 279 were pending while the rest had been paid. An amount of Rs1.330 […]

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Govt plans new body to regulate media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday announced a broad outline of the newly proposed Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) to oversee print, electronic and social media. The announcement set alarm bells ringing among stakeholders including journalists who complained that they had not been consulted on the issue and expressed scepticism over the government […]

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Pemra to award licences to rating companies

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday unanimously approved the Television Audience Measurement (TAM)/Television Rating Points (TRP) Rating Service Regulations 2018 and decided in principle to award licences to rating companies on case to case basis. In its 145th meeting held at its headquarters in Islamabad, the authority was apprised of the orders […]

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After a short break…: Hamid Mir to host Capital Talk at Geo News again

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KARACHI: Attached with the profession of journalism for decades in Pakistan, famous journalist, analyst, columnist and anchorperson Hamid Mir will host Capital Talk programme on Geo News again from Monday, after a short break. His strong comments and analyses are given very importance in journalistic circles. Hamid Mir has spent a long period of his […]

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Pemra issues notice to TV channel for airing ‘false’ reports against ministers

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a notice to a TV channel on Saturday for airing news reports deemed to be against Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar and the Minister of State for Interior, Shaharyar Afridi. The regulator directed the TV channel to air rebuttals or furnish evidence in support of its […]

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Media controls in the offing?

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The PTI-led coalition government’s proposed draft of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority law reads more like a complete negation of the ruling party’s pledges made in its election manifesto with regard to the media freedom. The objectives of the proposed authority appear to be media control rather than media regulation. More likely those who prepared […]

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PPF condemns closure of two radio stations in Mongala

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the closure of two radio stations in Mongala on October 9. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned this act, declaring it an attack of media freedom. PPF also urged the […]

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Applications sought for Jang, Geo, Aga Khan Trust Architecture Design Awards

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LAHORE: The Architecture Design Awards under the Jang Group, Geo TV and Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been announced. An introductory ceremony for this purpose was organised at Alhamra on Wednesday. On the occasion, Faqeer Ijazuddin, Nayyer Ali Dada, Masood Khan and Kamran Lashari expressed their views about Lahore city and its landscape. Maria […]

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Film industry’s revival calls for increase in digital cinemas

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LAHORE: Strong storylines, advancements in technology and the younger crop of talented actors and film-makers have played a pivotal role in rejuvenating Pakistani cinema. With quality work infiltrating theatre halls now, we are finally heading in the right direction in terms of public entertainment. The rebirth of Pakistan’s film circuit has been followed by the demand […]

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Journalists, media workers hold rallies against downsizing, curbs

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists and media workers held rallies across the country on Tuesday in protest against downsizing, stopping of advertisements and measures aimed at curbing newspapers circulation and TV channels’ transmission in certain areas. The protest rallies were held on the call of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ-Afzal Butt group). In Islamabad, journalists and media […]

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Treason matter pertains to Pemra, govt tells LHC

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LAHORE  –  A federal government representative told the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday that a petition seeking initiation of treason proceedings against ex-prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and a journalist was related to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Deputy Attorney General Mian Tariq said when Justice Jehangir, a member […]

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HEC chief to go live on web-based TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri will go live on the commission’s web-based television channel, Higher Education EduTV, once in a month from Oct 18. According to a statement, the basic objective of the EduTV is to address the critical need for improving communication with the stakeholders and creating awareness about […]

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SC asks PEMRA to register rating companies

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulator Authority (Pemra) to register all the six media rating companies within a week. A three-judge SC bench, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, on Thursday issued a written order, giving directions to Pemra and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) to […]

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