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Parliamentarians to visit Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) next week

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ISLAMABAD—The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued at least 365 show-cause notices to various private TV channels and took action against 28 advertisements and dramas based on violation of the code of conduct. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib told this to the National Assembly while replying to a calling […]


PEMRA takes action on violation of code of conduct: Farrukh Habib

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ISLAMABAD   – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib Friday informed the National Assembly that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had taken action against some TV channels for violating its code of conduct. Reply to a Calling Attention Notice in the House, raised by Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali, Muhammad Anwar, Shahida Akhtar […]


Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) launches radio stations in Multan, Rawalpindi

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LAHORE: The Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) has launched Punjab Rung Radio FM radio stations at Multan and Rawalpindi. Pilac Director General Dr Sughra Sadaf told Dawn both new radio stations had started their test transmissions at the 99.4MHz. “Pilac has also been running the Punjab Rung Radio at Lahore for the […]


Government to merge PTV, Pakistan Radio for better results: Information Minister

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ISLAMABAD – The federal government has decided to merge two state broadcasters Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan for the purpose of better governance. “The process of merger has started under the directives of the federal cabinet, and initially boards of directors of both organisations would be merged”, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary said while exclusively […]


Digitalization of State media

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SPEAKING in the National Assembly on Monday, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain announced the digitalization plan for the state media including PTV, Radio Pakistan and Associated Press of Pakistan (APP). He said the PTV will become HD whilst Radio Pakistan will also go digital in the month of August this year. As […]


Fawad urges early implementation of PTV, PBC’s joint up gradation projects

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ISLAMABAD   – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday stressed for early implementation of Pak-Japan joint projects of modernization and technical up gradation of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). Talking to Ambassador of Japan Kuninori Matsuda, the minister said that both countries enjoyed a vibrant all round […]


Samaa TV bought by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf leader

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ISLAMABAD—PTI leader Abdul Aleem Khan has reportedly acquired Samaa TV channel from its owner Zafar Siddiqui. According to senior broadcast journalist and former president of Electronic Media Reporters Association (EMRA), Muhammad Asim Naseer, Samaa has been sold for Rs3.65 billion. Another media report suggested that the deal was closed between Rs3.7 to 4.9 billion for […]


Supereme Court issues contempt notice to local Pakistan Peoples Party leader, Ordered Federal Investigation Agency and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a contempt notice to a local leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party for his disrespectful outburst against Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and ordered the inspector general of Sindh to ensure the offender’s appearance before the court at the next hearing. A four-judge SC bench, headed by […]


Radio Pakistan DG appointed

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ISLAMABAD: Mohammad Asim Khichi, a senior grade 20 officer of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has been appointed as director general of Radio Pakistan. He has also been given additional responsibilities of director general, Cyber Wing. Mr. Khichi has previously held positions in the cyber wing of Press Information Department, Prime Minister’s House, Pakistan Electronic […]


Fawad for Pak-German joint ventures in film, drama

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has stressed the need for joint ventures between Germany and Pakistan in the fields of film and drama productions. The minister, in a meeting with German Ambassador Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck on Thursday, said they would like the German filmmakers and drama producers to explore the beauty […]


Firdous Ashiq Awan slaps PPP MNA Qadir Khan Mandokhail on set of TV show

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Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan made headlines again on Thursday after footage of her getting into a physical altercation with PPP MNA Qadir Khan Mandokhail went viral on social media. The incident occurred when the two appeared on Express News talk show, Kal Tak, hosted by senior journalist Javed […]


Ms Shahera’s appointment to prove good omen for PTV’s progress

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ISLAMABAD   – The appointment of Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Ms Shahera Shahid as chairperson Board of Directors (BoD) Pakistan Television (PTV) would prove good omen for the progress and stability of the institution. According to a press release, the PTV employees felicitated Ms Shahera on her appointment, saying, it was encouraging to note […]


Twist given to Foreign Minister Qureshi’s remarks on CNN unfortunately proves his point, says Foreign Office

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi did not make any anti-Semitic remarks in his interview with CNN, the Foreign Office spokesperson said Friday. Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri took to Twitter to highlight that any twist given to the FM’s remarks  from the CNN interview “unfortunately” proved Qureshi’s point. He said the remarks by the FM can’t be […]


Modernization of State media

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WHILST every government used Radio Pakistan and PTV as their mouthpiece but unfortunately, nothing was done in the past to transform them as per the modern day requirements. This is the reason that today they present a sorry state of affairs like any other state enterprise. It is, however, heartening to see Minister for Information […]