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Radio broadcast for farmers

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has started radio broadcast in three major cities for the awareness of farmers of the province. Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Agriculture Manzoor Hussain Wassan told Dawn on Friday that radio broadcasting had been started in Hyderabad, Larkana and Khairpur. One hour of broadcasting would be regarding awareness on weather […]


PEMRA extends licence of Allama Iqbal Open University’s radio

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has approved the extension of the license of Allama Iqbal Open University’s “Radio Broadcast Station” for the next five years from 2020 to 2025. According to AIOU, it is a purely non-commercial and educational FM radio channel. The University will continue its educational broadcasts on FM 91.6 at […]


Proposed media law envisages harsh penalties on TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry Monday said that the proposed Pakistan Media Development Authority (PMDA) would be authorized to impose a fine of up to Rs250 million on television channels against the current upper limit of Rs1 million in the existing laws. In an interaction with digital broadcasters here, Fawad said […]


Faisal Inaugurates Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU).

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, Senator Faisal Javed inaugurated a Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) facility here at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU). In collaboration with Power 99 Islamabad, the university has recently established a Digital podcasting setup to facilitate different departments, schools, and centers at the university in their educational and co-curricular […]


The Sindh High Court (SHC) revokes suspension of licenses by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra)

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) held on Friday that the power to suspend broadcast media licenses (BMLs) contained in Section 30 of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Ordinance 2002 could not be delegated to the authority’s chairman or any official without framing rules. The court, therefore, struck down all actions taken by […]


Radio Pakistan takes a leap forward in digitalization of broadcasts

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ISLAMABAD – Radio Pakistan has taken a leap forward in digitalization of its broadcasts by launching its Podcast service. The podcast offers interviews of dignitaries, daily news review, current affairs programs, documentaries, music, sports and a lot more to inform, educate and entertain people through different internet platforms, said a press release issued on Wednesday. […]


New Legislation to Regulate Media Being Enacted In Consultation with Stakeholders: Chaudhry Fawad Hussain

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Wednesday that all existing laws related to media regulation were being repealed and new legislation was being enacted in consultation with stakeholders. The establishment of Pakistan Media Development Authority would solve the problems of media workers, he said while briefing the Standing Committees […]


Radio Pakistan joins the Bandwagon of Tech

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The way we access information and entertainment has changed drastically. None of us are time or location bound anymore and the incredible fluidity of digitization has reformed the experience of all audiences. I recently downloaded the app by Radio Pakistan and wanted to review it from a user’s point of view. It is refreshing to […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) approves renewal of non-commercial FM radio licenses

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ISLAMABAD   – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday approved renewal of non-commercial FM radio licenses of Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA). The 164th meeting of PEMRA authority was held with PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig in the chair at PEMRA Headquarters Islamabad. The Authority approved renewal of Service Licenses of Convex Interactive (Pvt) […]


Media’s overreliance on ads termed a politico-economic problem

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KARACHI: The overreliance of the broadcast media on advertisement has created a “politico-economic problem” which can be solved by replacing at least part of this revenue stream with subscription-generated income, a working paper released on Thursday said. In the working paper titled “Understanding Broadcast Media Economics in Pakistan” that the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics […]


Digital cable policy approved, says Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said the government had approved the National Digital Cable Policy 2021 for cable operators. During a meeting with a delegation of Cable Operators Association of Pakistan, he said under the policy, a subscription model would be launched enabling the existing cable operators to subscribe for running new channels. […]


Senate Body Seeks Plans for Proper Utilization of PTV, Radio Buildings

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The Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday asked the management of Pakistan Television Corporation ( PTV) and Radio Pakistan to provide plans for proper utilization of their respective buildings in the next meeting. The committee, which met with Senator Faisal Javed in the chair, rejected the presentation given by the ptv management […]


The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) Files Formal Complaint with PEMRA against Private Channel

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The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has formally launched a complaint against a private tv channel with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for airing falsified facts and defamatory statements against the healthcare regulator. According to PMC spokesperson, the television channel had on three instances repeatedly aired slanderous statements and allegations against the PMC that were […]


Fawad asks fresh graduates to buckle up for Pakistan Television internship

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ISLAMABAD   – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chuadhry Fawad Hussain on Friday asked fresh graduates to get ready for a one-year internship course at the Pakistan Television Corporation under the ‘National Media Internship Program’. “PTV is pleased to announce internship for 200 students all over Pakistan, if you are less than 27 years of age, […]