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Juggan’s morning show under attack for “vulgar” game

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PEMRA has sent a notice to Juggan Kazim’s morning show on ATV for airing content that it deemed as inappropriate and asked the channel to respond to its complaint in seven days. Pemra likely took note of the episode since it aired on September 24 and soon surfaced on Twitter with calls for the show […]


Pemra fines TV channel over remarks against woman cricketer

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electr­o­nic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs200,000 on TV channel Neo News for airing “insensitive, demeaning, derogatory and hateful” remarks by cricketer Abdul Razzaq and others against Pakistan women’s cricket team player Nida Dar during its programme ‘G Sarkar with Nauman Ijaz’. In a video clip from the […]


Pemra approves transfer of Samaa TV shares

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday took a number of important decisions that included the approval of the transfer of shares and changes in the management of three private TV channels and rejection of an application for grant of an FM radio licence for Thatta. According to a Pemra handout, the […]


PEMRA Cancels FM Radio Licence on Failure to Produce Necessary Documents

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday unanimously cancelled the bid of Messers Airwaves Media (Pvt) Ltd for grant of FM radio licence for Thatta due to their failure in producing necessary documents. The 165th meeting of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chaired by PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig unanimously approved request […]


Radio broadcast for farmers

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has started radio broadcast in three major cities for the awareness of farmers of the province. Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Agriculture Manzoor Hussain Wassan told Dawn on Friday that radio broadcasting had been started in Hyderabad, Larkana and Khairpur. One hour of broadcasting would be regarding awareness on weather […]


PEMRA extends licence of Allama Iqbal Open University’s radio

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has approved the extension of the license of Allama Iqbal Open University’s “Radio Broadcast Station” for the next five years from 2020 to 2025. According to AIOU, it is a purely non-commercial and educational FM radio channel. The University will continue its educational broadcasts on FM 91.6 at […]


Proposed media law envisages harsh penalties on TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry Monday said that the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) would be authorized to impose a fine of up to Rs250 million on television channels against the current upper limit of Rs1 million in the existing laws. In an interaction with digital broadcasters here, Fawad said […]


Faisal Inaugurates Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU).

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, Senator Faisal Javed inaugurated a Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) facility here at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU). In collaboration with Power 99 Islamabad, the university has recently established a Digital podcasting setup to facilitate different departments, schools, and centers at the university in their educational and co-curricular […]


The Sindh High Court (SHC) revokes suspension of licenses by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra)

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) held on Friday that the power to suspend broadcast media licenses (BMLs) contained in Section 30 of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Ordinance 2002 could not be delegated to the authority’s chairman or any official without framing rules. The court, therefore, struck down all actions taken by […]


Radio Pakistan takes a leap forward in digitalization of broadcasts

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ISLAMABAD – Radio Pakistan has taken a leap forward in digitalization of its broadcasts by launching its Podcast service. The podcast offers interviews of dignitaries, daily news review, current affairs programs, documentaries, music, sports and a lot more to inform, educate and entertain people through different internet platforms, said a press release issued on Wednesday. […]


New Legislation to Regulate Media Being Enacted In Consultation with Stakeholders: Chaudhry Fawad Hussain

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Wednesday that all existing laws related to media regulation were being repealed and new legislation was being enacted in consultation with stakeholders. The establishment of Pakistan Media Development Authority would solve the problems of media workers, he said while briefing the Standing Committees […]


Radio Pakistan joins the Bandwagon of Tech

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The way we access information and entertainment has changed drastically. None of us are time or location bound anymore and the incredible fluidity of digitization has reformed the experience of all audiences. I recently downloaded the app by Radio Pakistan and wanted to review it from a user’s point of view. It is refreshing to […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) approves renewal of non-commercial FM radio licenses

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ISLAMABAD   – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday approved renewal of non-commercial FM radio licenses of Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA). The 164th meeting of PEMRA authority was held with PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig in the chair at PEMRA Headquarters Islamabad. The Authority approved renewal of Service Licenses of Convex Interactive (Pvt) […]


Media’s overreliance on ads termed a politico-economic problem

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KARACHI: The overreliance of the broadcast media on advertisement has created a “politico-economic problem” which can be solved by replacing at least part of this revenue stream with subscription-generated income, a working paper released on Thursday said. In the working paper titled “Understanding Broadcast Media Economics in Pakistan” that the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics […]