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Supreme Court Bans Media from Airing Material Contemptuous of Judiciary After Politicians’ Press Conferences

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On May 18, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a written order restraining all media outlets from airing or publishing material that could be considered contemptuous of the court. This decision came in response to press conferences held by Senator Faisal Vawda and Member of National Assembly  Mustafa Kamal, where they allegedly made “malicious and […]


New Security Measures Limit Coverage Of Parliament House Activities

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On May 13, the National Assembly Secretariat announced new security measures for the Parliament House, citing concerns over congestion and security breaches. The new standard operating procedures (SOPs) limit entry to essential personnel only and prohibit video recording by TikTokers, vloggers, unaccredited social media activists and YouTubers in the premises of Parliament House. Journalists will no longer be permitted to […]


Special Investment Facilitation Council highlights DTH delay; sends letter to PEMRA

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On May 15, the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) raised concerns over the delayed launch of Direct-to-Home (DTH) television services in Pakistan, citing significant financial losses to the country. It is estimated that billions of rupees are being sent to India annually due to the absence of a local DTH service. In a letter to the Pakistan […]


Authorities Seek Justice Sattar Recusal in High-Profile Audio Leak Case

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On April 27,  four key state institutions jointly filed a petition urging the Islamabad High Court (IHC) regarding the recusal of Justice Babar Sattar from overseeing a case involving the alleged surveillance of private individuals’ telephonic conversations. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and […]


Federal Board of Revenue Enforces Immediate Media Interaction Ban

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On April 3, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) implemented a strict ban preventing all officers from interacting with the media personnel. The FBR Chairman Malik Amjed Zubair Tiwana enforced  the ban with immediate effect.  This decisive measure comes in response to instances of officials bypassing established protocols and contacting the press without prior approval. […]


Police Ban Media Coverage Outside Adiala Jail on Imran Khan’s Meeting Day

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On March 12, police issued a ban on media coverage outside Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, where former Prime Minister Imran Khan was meeting with party leaders and workers. The ban, announced by Rawalpindi police, restricts journalists from gathering or covering events outside the jail premises. After the conclusion of the meeting between the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf […]


Solangi Inaugurates Media Training Program at Reactivated Pakistan Broadcasting Academy

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Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Murtaza Solangi, has inaugurated  the media training programme Pakistan Broadcasting Academy (PBA), reinstating its operations on February 28 in Islamabad. Speaking at the reactivation ceremony held at the PBA , Solangi lauded Director General Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation, Saeed Ahmed Sheikh, for spearheading the revival efforts. According to The Nation, highlighting the […]


NACTA delegation, DG Information KP discuss media role in peace

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PESHAWAR: A two-member delegation from National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) on Thursday met with Director General Information and Public Relations here at his office and discussed matters relating to the role of Information Dept in promotion of peace in the province. The role of media, especially the Radio in providing timely and accurate information to […]


PHC bans media interviews of suspected criminals in custody

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PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Tuesday temporarily banned interviews of suspected criminals in police’s custody by journalists and social media channels. Justice Ijaz Anwar and Justice Syed M Attique Shah also directed the provincial inspector general of police to respond to a petition of lawyer Jabir Khan, who sought orders for the Pakistan […]


PEMRA issues show cause notices to 4 TV news channels

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday issues show cause notices to four electronic media news channels for violation of the election code of conduct. Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had complained that Geo News, ARY News, GNN and Dawn News had violated ECP code of conduct and PEMRA law by conducting exclusive […]


PEMRA sets up monitoring center to ensure fair coverage of polls

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As the country gears up for general elections scheduled for Feb 8 (Thursday) the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has established a dedicated monitoring center to oversee broadcasting activities across television channels, reported the 24NewsHD TV channel. Pemra Director General Operations Muhammad Tahir while talking to 24 News exclusively said that the authority has […]


Elections 2024: Unofficial results to start airing at THIS time

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to strictly observe code of conduct (CoC) for General Election 2024. In a letter addressed to PEMRA’s chairman, the electoral watchdog asked the authority to ensure that no material that could pose a risk to the law and order […]


General Elections: Media houses gear up for comprehensive coverage

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KARACHI, As the country gears up for its upcoming general election on February 8th, media houses across the nation are preparing to provide extensive coverage while adhering to the strict code of conduct issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Leading news channels and newspapers have outlined their plans to ensure fair and unbiased […]


37 British journalists receive visas for coverage of Pakistan elections

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International observers, invited by the caretaker government, are poised to monitor the general elections on February 8, a group that includes numerous foreign journalists granted visas for coverage of the polls. The government asserts that the issuance of these visas underscores its commitment to ensuring free and fair elections in accordance with constitutional mandates. A […]