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Absence of executive member leaves Pemra without acting chairman

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ISLAMABAD – After the removal of Absar Alam as chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority, no one is there to look after the affairs of the authority as the federal government could not appoint the executive member of the regulator during the last two years, The Nation leant. Last week, the Lahore High Court had removed Absar […]


Attaul Haq Qasmi quits as PTV chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Expressing disappointment over the working conditions at the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Attaul Haq Qasmi on Wednesday resigned from the post of PTV chairman after serving at the post for almost two years. “In the prevailing circumstances in the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, it has become increasing difficult […]


IHC bans TV anchor from appearing on TV

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday imposed a ban on a television host Amir Liaquat Hussain for two weeks till the next date of hearing and ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that no material from the anchor or on his behalf, connected to court order, be made viral on social media in […]


Media’s questionable role

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The Supreme Court bench hearing suo moto notice proceedings of the abusive language used at the Faizabad sit-in has expressed grave concern over the role of some media outlets in inflaming religious passions – a worry shared by a large body of public opinion. In a stinging indictment of the irresponsible manner in which certain […]


Electronic media in Pakistan has defective foundation, says Raza Ali Abidi

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HYDERABAD: Well-known BBC Urdu Service broadcaster Raza Ali Abidi believes that expansion of electronic media in Pakistan has created confusion in society because it does not run in an organised manner. “In fact, it has defective foundation,” he observed. Mr Abidi made the observation during a chat with journalists at the Hyderabad Press club on […]


Pemra’s decision to black out channels challenged

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LAHORE: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority’s (Pemra) decision to suspend the broadcast of live coverage of Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan’s sit in from Islamabad was challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC). The petition sought strict action against PEMRA Chairman Absar Alam. Pemra’s decision was challenged by Amina Malik who contended that Chairman Absar Alam violated the law […]


Court moved against Pemra chief

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has been moved to order an action against Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman Absar Alam for suspending the transmission of private news channels unlawfully regarding a police operation against the participants of Islamabad sit-in. Amina Malik of the Civil Society Network made this request in a petition calling […]


TV news channels back on air

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ISLAMABAD –  On the directives of the federal government, the Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Media Authority (Pemra) on Sunday evening restored transmission of private television channels across the country. Private TV channels went off-air in most parts of the country for almost 28 hours before their transmission was restored. On Saturday morning, the Pemra stopped private […]


TV channels go off-air; several media men covering sit-in injured

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ISLAMABAD: People remained in the dark on Saturday after the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) ordered private TV channels to go off-air during an operation launched by local police and Rangers against participants of a sit-in staged by the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah demanding the resignation of the federal law minister. While hundreds of […]


TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

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URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language. Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the […]


PTV, Radio Pakistan to launch dedicated children content: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: ISLAMABAD, Nov 6 (APP): Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday informed the Senate that dedicated efforts were being made to enhance duration of programmes for children on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). Speaking in the House on a resolution moved by Senator Karim Ahmed […]


Radio Pakistan Larkana’s broadcast range widened

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LARKANA: Broadcast range of Radio Pakistan Larkana has increased to cover a radius of over 300 kilometres after the installation of high-power 100 kW medium wave transmitter near Chuharpur village on Larkana-Naudero road, said Ali Murad Tanveri, director Larkana station on Friday. He said that PBC director general Sheeraz Latif accompanied by director programmes Fayyaz […]


Electronic media: a chatterbox

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Article 19 of the Constitution of Pakistan clearly states that “every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, and there shall be freedom of the press, subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan or […]


Separatist groups give dire threats and ultimatum to journalists and media groups

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Mureed Baloch, spokesperson of the outlawed separatist United Baloch Army (UBA) said Pakistani newspapers were an extension of the “Anti Baloch” policies of the state of Pakistan and gave an ultimatum that unless this changed by October 24, they will take severe action.  He warned journalists to stay away from newspaper offices and press clubs […]