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IHC declines to entertain plea against broadcast ban on absconders

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday declined to entertain a petition for regular hearing that sought permission to broadcast the coverage of proclaimed offenders and absconders. The court suggested to the counsel to seek instructions from the petitioners and argue the case again on Dec 16. The petition has been filed by renowned […]


‘Who are you asking relief for?’ IHC judge questions petition against PEMRA ban

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Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah, while hearing a petition regarding the ban on airtime issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), asked who would benefit from the ban being lifted. The petition, filed by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) and 15 renowned journalists, anchors and media analysts, pertained to […]


SC Approves PBA Appeal for Hearing

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ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 13th Nov, 2020 ) :The Supreme Court on Friday suspended high court and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) order regarding issuance of new TV channels license and accepted the Pakistan Broadcasters Association’s (PBA’s) appeal for hearing. A three-member bench of the apex court headed […]


Cable Operators Delegation Meets PEMRA Chairman

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A delegation of Cable Operators of Pakistan (regd) led by its President Capt (R) Jabbar met Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig here on Monday ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 9th Nov, 2020 ) :A delegation of Cable Operators of Pakistan (regd) led by its President Capt […]


PBA elects new office-bearers

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KARACHI: Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) held its Annual General Meeting on October 31, 2020 at Karachi on Saturday.   Majority of members from TV & Radio category were present in the meeting. Three TV members viz. City 42 (Mohsin Raza Naqvi), Mehran TV (Ghulam Nabi Morai) and Neo TV (Ch Abdul Rehman) were unanimously elected […]


Opposition in Senate blocks passage of bill seeking to empower PEMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The opposition in the Senate on Monday blocked the passage of a bill to empower the Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (Pemra) to take action against TV channels not paying salaries to their employees. Expressing reservation over the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, PPP’s Mian Raza Rabbani said he did not doubt the […]


Pakistan set to launch ‘its own version of Netflix’, says Fawad Chaudhry

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Science & Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter on Friday to reveal that a Pakistani version of Netflix is in the offing. Chaudhry said the technical aspect of the first-of-a-kind OTT platform has been completed, and that PEMRA has now been asked to prepare guidelines for the content that will be screened on the […]


Steps taken to boost coordination between ministry, Pemra: Shibli

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ISLAMABAD – Information Minister Shibli Faraz has said that a mechanism has been developed to enhance coordination between the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA). He appreciated PEMRA over establishing best mechanism of monitoring. Talking to the media persons here yesterday, he said this will help us to […]


LHC suspends Pemra ban on Motorway incident

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday suspended a notification of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) regarding the ban on the coverage of the Motorway gang-rape incident in electronic media. A two-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan and Justice Shakilur Rehman Khan passed the order on a petition by a […]


Nawaz Sharif says media unable to run his speeches

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LONDON: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that it’s unfortunate that Pakistani media is unable to show his speeches. When coming out of his son’s office here, Nawaz Sharif was asked by media men to comment on the 21st anniversary of the 1999 military coup orchestrated by General Pervez Musharraf. Nawaz Sharif asked the […]


PEMRA renews VU TV channels license for 15 years

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LAHORE: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has renewed the licence of Virtual TV (VTV) for the next 15 years in non-commercial education category. Pemra Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig handed over the licences to VUTV General Manager Baber Ali. Website: The News


‘A home-run for misogynists’: Zee5 removes Churails for Pakistan-based viewers

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Ever since Asim Abbasi’s Churails released on the virtual international platform Zee5, news of its content surrounding women’s rights has been making headlines. Pressing on important issues such as child abuse, forced marriages, deplorable labour conditions, domination of race and class leading to suicide and crime, as well as internalised misogyny and society’s collective obsession […]


PEMRA asks broadcasters, advertisers to review biscuit ad following complaints

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued an advisory for broadcasters and advertisers urging them to refrain from using themes and content which do not correspond with the nature of the product being marketed. In an advisory issued on October 5, the authority said that the content of ordinary consumer products, such as […]


PEMRA asks advertisers to stop using irrelevant visuals to ‘promote consumerism’

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LAHORE: After receiving complaints pertaining to an allegedly objectionable advertisement of a biscuit brand, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Monday barred the advertising agencies from “rampant use” of irrelevant visuals to “promote consumerism”. The said advertisement which offered a mix of song and dance has been on the receiving end of flak […]