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India bans 35 Pakistan-based YouTube channels, two websites

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Information and broadcasting ministry under Modi administration claims they were running ‘anti-India propaganda’ Some of the youtube channels were being operated by anchors of pakistani tv news channels Some of the YouTube channels were being operated by anchors of Pakistani TV news channels. The Indian government has ordered to block 35 YouTube channels and two […]


Senate body lauds Information Ministry for fast-track digitization of state media institutions

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Wednesday emphasized on the transformation of the state media organisations on modern lines to meet new-era technology. The committee was chaired by Senator Faisal Javed Khan, in which, the committee lauded the Information Ministry to carry out fast-track digitisation of state media institutions under the prime […]


Information Ministry, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority at odds over creation of ‘unsanctioned’ top posts

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ISLAMABAD: The creation of five new top-level posts has become a bone of contention between the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and its administrative ministry — Information and Broadcasting — after the latter censured the media watchdog for bypassing the Establishment and Finance divisions and ignoring austerity measures already in place. In its 167th […]


Federal Investigation Agency asks Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to ban its ex-chief Bashir Memon’s TV interviews

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has approached the Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regu­latory Authority (Pemra) with a request to stop TV channels from airing interviews/comments of its (FIA) former chief Bashir Memon in the case involving an international fugitive. The FIA is investigating its two former FIA chiefs — Bashir Memon and Saud Mirza — […]


Bill to end moon-sighting controversies tabled in National Assembly

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Tuesday introduced five bills in the National Assembly, including the one seeking to regulate the system of moon-sighting and empowering the ruet hilal committee in an effort to end the seasonal controversies over sighting of the crescent. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan introduced the Pakistan Ruet […]


Blasphemy, treason charges similar to death warrant: Islamabad High Court Chief Justice asks why channel’s licence may not be revoked

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ISLAMABAD: The private BOL TV Network suffered an upset when it appealed against the PEMRA orders of fine for airing accusations against the Editor-in-Chief Jang Group. The IHC summoned BOL TV Network’s Chief Executive Shoaib Shaikh in his personal capacity on January 28 in Islamabad, for levelling allegations of blasphemy against Editor-in-Chief Jang Group Mir […]


Transparency International points to abuse of power in PTV-ARY ‘partnership’

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ISLAMABAD: Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) has termed the PTV-ARY consortium — to procure the PSL-7 and 8 editions broadcasting rights — a typical case of abuse of power and requested the Pakistan Cricket Board to examine the allegations and cancel the bid if the accusations were correct. The TIP wrote a letter to Pakistan Cricket […]


Revenue department told to recover Rs197m from former PTV chairman, two ex-ministers

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the revenue department to recover Rs197 million from former ministers Pervaiz Rashid, Ishaq Dar, ex-principal secretary to the prime minister Fawad Hassan Fawad and Ataul Haq Qasmi in connection with the latter’s appointment as the PTV chairman which the apex court declared illegal. The Supreme Court in […]


Lahore High Court seeks Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority report on media drive about smog

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday sought a report from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on public service messages in the media about smog. Justice Shahid Karim was hearing petitions questioning the failure of the government to implement the environmental laws. Earlier, the motorway police informed the court that 124,000 vehicles […]


Bidding rights for PSL: PTV-ARY ‘consortium’ violates court order

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ISLAMABAD: A consortium of Pakistan Television Network (PTV) and ARY has won a bid for broadcasting rights of PSL-7 and 8 in a clear violation of the Lahore High Court’s 2011 verdict. The state-run television PTV has entered into partnership with ARY without any competition or inviting bids, which is not only a violation of […]


Mohammad Malick show taken off-air

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ISLAMABAD—Hum News has taken Mohammad Malick’s show off the air. The decision came because of the participation of banned journalist Hamid Mir as an analyst, Sami Ibrahim, President & Managing Director BOL News Group, claimed in a video message posted on Twitter. “TV anchor Mohammad Malick’s show went off the air only because Hamid Mir […]


Pakistan and Malaysia agree to enhance cooperation on drama, film and media industry

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Pakistan and Malaysia have agreed to enhance cooperation in drama, film and media industry. The understanding was reached at a meeting between Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain and Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah in Islamabad on Sunday. The two sides agreed upon exchange of media delegations and expertise of the film and […]


Rana Shamim case: ARY News misreported hearing, says Islamabad High Court

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah made it clear that ARY News misreported the last hearing. IHC press release also pertained to this private TV channel. The IHC chief justice referred to miscellaneous petition seeking judicial notice and said a plea had been submitted in this regard. During hearing of Rana Shamim […]


Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia jointly launch channel to promote media link: minister

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ISLAMABAD: The government has announced the establishment of a television channel to boost media cooperation between Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. Speaking to the reporters in Islamabad, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said focal persons for media sharing have been designated and a cooperative media network will be developed. […]