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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 […]


PM permission to broadcast Nawaz’s speech termed mistake

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LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid feels Prime Minister Imran Khan made an incorrect decision to allow airing of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s speech on TV though the premier wanted Mr Sharif to be exposed. He alleged that the PML-N supremo had become an active member of an “alliance” in London that was conspiring against the […]


Issuance of more licences: SC asks Pemra to file comprehensive reply

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to file a comprehensive reply regarding issuance of more TV channel licences. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam heard Pakistan Broadcasters Association’s (PBA’s) application against issuance of licenses by the PEMRA for more TV channels. Faisal Siddiqui advocate, representing the […]


PEMRA bans speeches of ‘proclaimed offenders’ following Nawaz’s ‘fiery speeches’

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Days after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s fiery speeches from London, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday banned broadcast and rebroadcast of any speech, interview or public address of absconders or proclaimed offenders. The regulatory body in a statement prohibited the broadcasting of content including […]


PM allowed broadcast of Nawaz Sharif’s speech

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan permitted the news channels across Pakistan to broadcast the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the All Parties Conference (APC), sources informed Geo News on Sunday, shortly after the commencement of the event in Islamabad. As per details from the sources, the premier had rejected the suggestion from his aides […]


PEMRA to take action if ‘fugitive’ Nawaz’s speech aired: Gill

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr. Shahbaz Gill Saturday said the PEMRA will take action if fugitive Nawaz Sharif’s address to the opposition’s All Parties Conference (APC) is aired. The SAPM took to Twitter and warned that other legal options will also be used. Shahbaz Gill asked that how is […]