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PM’s special aide on media affairs steps down

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Media Affairs Yousuf Baig Mirza resigned from his post on Wednesday. Speaking to Dawn, Mr Mirza said he had served the prime minister with full commitment and dedication, but now he wanted to resume working in the media industry. Prior to his appointment as SAPM over […]


Court has to look how much freedom media should have: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday stressed to devise a code of conduct for media while hearing the contempt of court case. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah took up the hearing of contempt of court case. Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Geo News senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and many other anchors and […]


Ministry, ISPR join hands to expand radio broadcast to tribal districts

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Mi­­n­i­ster Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said the information ministry was working with the military’s med­ia wing to establish radio broadcast in tribal districts to counter negative propaganda from Afghanistan. “Radio Pakistan is not only our national broadcaster but it also has a special linkage with national security, […]


Allowing foreign content dubbing in Urdu: Pemra move to hit local entertainment channels hard

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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), scheduled to be held on Nov 20, will consider allowing several foreign entertainment channels having Landing Rights Permission (LRP) in Pakistan to dub 50pc of their total programming content in Urdu and other Pakistani languages, a move that will hit local entertainment channels and […]


IHC asks media to suggest ways to regulate content

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has formulated eight questions for the media and sought suggestions to regulate content in order to avoid airing of objectionable material in television programmes. The IHC chief justice framed these questions on Monday during the hearing of a case related to show cause notices issued to private television channels […]


Geo News wins ‘News Channel of the Year’ award again

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LONDON: Geo News was named News Channel of the Year 2019 at the sixth Asian Viewers Television Awards (AVTA) for the third consecutive year. Organisers of the event invite viewers each year to vote online for their favourite channels in categories of news and entertainment. The Asian Viewers Television Awards (AVTA) took place in London. […]


Media’s role against Indian atrocities in IoK highlighted

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Speakers at a conference held on Saturday urged the international community to play its role to end clampdown in the Occupied Kashmir imposed by India, saying the deteriorating human right situation in the valley can drive the two nuclear countries towards a war which would not only a threat to the region, but also to […]


Pemra chief apologises for ‘misleading’ advisory

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ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Moham­mad Saleem Baig, has tendered an unconditional apology in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and expressed regret for issuing a ‘misleading’ advisory that banned appearance of television anchorpersons in other talk shows. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Oct 29 issued a show cause […]


TV channel issues apology, pays damages to Reham after libel case

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LONDON: Broadcast journalist and the former spouse of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Reham Khan, this week won damages and was issued an apology by a private television channel after pursuing a libel case against it in the UK High Court. Ms Khan through her lawyer informed the UK High Court on Monday that Dunya TV in a […]


Fire erupts at PTV station

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KARACHI: A fire broke out at the Pakistan Television (PTV) Karachi station loca­ted in the New Town area on Friday, which destroyed wooden structures, said officials. No one was hurt in the incident. A fire brigade official added that the blaze erupted at the set designing store at around 12.36pm. Four fire engines rushed to […]


ARY intends to acquire 51pc stake in World Call Telecom

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Karachi- ARY is the leading Media Company of Pakistan, which owns and operates multiple genre TV Channels in the country namely ARY Digital, ARY News, ARY Zindagi, ARY Musik, ARY QTV, HBO and Nickelodeon Pakistan. The Company is also involved in Production, Distribution and Marketing of cinematic films and television productions. ARY Digital Network plans […]


Media not acknowledging Sindh govt’s miraculous reforms in health and education: Ghani

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Sindh Information, Archives and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani has said it is indeed a matter of pride for the Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) that the country’s founder and one of the greatest leaders of the world, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, had attended the educational institute when it used to be only school. He said […]


Pemra warns public against buying TV channel’s scratch cards

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has written letters to all satellite TV and FM radio channels stating that the Pakistan Citizen Portal had received a number of complaints against the Bol TV programme “Card Game Show”. The Pemra warned the general public against buying the scratch cards offering mammoth prizes as homes, […]


A free media

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Exactly eight years ago, a huge number of PTI workers were gathered at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore on October 30, 2011 to participate in the historical jalsa. Besides this, people were also sitting in front of their television sets to eagerly listen to thjeir beloved leader Imran Khan. The impressive coverage by Pakistani media helped PTI transform […]