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PEMRA issues notice to ABB TAKK News for blackmailing and indecent content

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PEMRA has issued a notice to Pakistani private news channel Abb Takk for shamelessly promoting indecent content and blackmailing small businesses for funding their media channel. Abb Takk published a fake report claiming that two senior political figures, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Principal Secretary Azam Khan, were involved in a heated argument. The […]


Court summons chairman PEMRA on March 10 for taking illegal action against BOL News

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Chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig has illegally instructed the cable operators to shut down BOL News’ transmission in different cities. As per the details, PEMRA officials have threatened the cable operators to put BOL News on the last number Labbaik Pvt. Ltd, BOL News had earlier submitted a complaint to register an FIR against Chairman PEMRA […]


Radio Live Shows project for newly merged districts launched

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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a seminar here Saturday said that access to information is key to bringing about socio-economic development and transparency in the governance system. They spoke at the launching ceremony of the Radio Live Shows project in the newly merged tribal districts. Addressing the event, Secretary Local Governments and Rural Development Shakeel Ahmad Mian […]


Shibli discusses FM radio licences, digital cable policy with PBA

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Thursday discussed with the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) through a video conference FM radio licences and the National Digital Cable Policy-2021. The meeting was attended by Information Secretary Shahira Shahid, Pemra Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig, PID PIO Sohail Ali Khan, DG IP Manzoor Ali Memon and […]


PEMRA Issues a Notice to Drama Dil Na Umeed To Nahi

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority PEMRA has issued a notice to the drama serial Dil Na Umeed To Nahi for not being in accordance with its code of conduct.  The drama ‘Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi’ addresses sensitive social issues including human trafficking, prostitution, and child abuse. The regulatory authority in its notice has directed […]


How to telecast violence and terror?

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Our collective perception is a function of electronic and social media. Our viewpoints are formed on the basis of coverage of violent incidents, their projection and presentation on a daily basis. The influence of such telecasts on the viewers vary over a wide spectrum depending on their education level, nature of understanding, duration of violence […]


Journalists Protest Outside PEMRA Head Office

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Journalists have staged a protest outside the PEMRA headquarters due to repeatedly banning BOL News transmission in different areas of the country and changing its number on the cable. According to details, the journalist community of Rawalpindi, Islamabad staged a protest against Chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig outside PEMRA head office. The protest was attended by […]


Chairman PEMRA Warned Cable Operators Not To Air BOL News

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Cable operators are receiving threats from Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Mirza Saleem Baig. Petitioner Babar Dogar has once again exposed chairman PEMRA. Petitioner Babar Dogar talked to BOL News show ‘Bas Boht Hogaya’. During the conversation, he said that Chairman PEMRA violated High Court’s order. Petitioner Babar Dogar has once again highlighted […]


BOL News Files Contempt of Court Petition Against PEMRA Chairman Saleem Baig

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Labbaik Pvt. Ltd. BOL News has filed a contempt of court petition against PEMRA Chairman Saleem Baig and others. Chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig, DG Distribution, Regional Manager Akram Barkar, Inspector Lahore Mohammad Akram, Inspector PEMRA Lahore Mazhar have been made respondents in the petition. The petition also filed against Mohammad Farooq,  Shahrooz Asghar, Asim, Amin […]


Plan afoot to revive state-run TV, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz on Thursday informed the Senate that the government has prepared a comprehensive plan to revive the state-run television past glory to make it a financially viable institution. Replying to various questions during question hour, the minister said that unfortunately the state-run TV was witnessing decline for the […]


‘Freedom Of Expression’ Basic Constitutional, Democratic Right Of People: Shibli

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KARACHI, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 29th Jan, 2021 ) :Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz Friday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government firmly believed in the public right to ‘freedom of expression’ and considered it their basic constitutional and democratic right. He was talking to the Pakistan Broadcasters Association […]


Proposed Pakistan Law Seeks Greater Control of Media

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As part of its crackdown on freedom of expression, the Pakistani government is seeking sweeping new powers to control the media. Journalists across Pakistan have raised the alarm about proposed legislation that would augment the powers of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) and allow it to access human resources data at independent media […]


PEMRA drive against illegal DTH, cable networks continues

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), in a bid to curb the menace of illegal Indian DTH proliferation in Pakistan, Thursday held a ceremony to destroy thousands of illegal decoders, receivers, dishes and computers being used in illegal cable networks confiscated and impounded by the enforcement teams of its Regional Office Lahore during […]


Violation of contractual obligations by TVs: Opposition rejects bill proposing powers for PEMRA.

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ISLAMABAD: The opposition in the Senate on Monday rejected a bill proposing powers for the Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) to look into complaints of violation of contractual obligations by private TV channels. PPP Parliamentary Leader in the House Sherry Rehman, opposing the bill, alleged: “The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) is going […]