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Pemra again warns TV channels of repercussions if content against military, judiciary goes on air

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority on Monday warned TV channels to refrain from airing content that “ridicules” state institutions, especially the judiciary and the army, or face retribution such as suspension of transmission and imposition of a fine without any prior notice. The Pemra had issued a similar warning a week ago wherein it […]


The Islamabad High Court Extends Stay against Issuance of TV Licenses by PEMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday extended its stay order against issuance of TV licenses by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) till next date and sought arguments from respondents in light of authority’s report. Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition of Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA). PEMRA submitted its report which stated […]


Pemra warns TV channels against airing content against institutions

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday issued directives to all satellite TV channels to refrain from airing content against state institutions. “It has been observed that a few satellite TV channels are airing content which [is] tantamount to casting aspersions against state institutions, i.e. armed forces and judiciary,” the statement issued […]


No order of blocking ARY, PEMRA chief tells senate committee

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ISLAMABAD—Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig (pictured), in response to the issue raised by ARY News regarding the blockage of its transmission, has said that the regulator has not given any order in this regard. During the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting meeting at the Parliament House, he asked the ARY spokesperson to provide […]


The Election Commission of Pakistan seeks recording of Imran’s April 26 address from Pemra

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has sought from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) a soft copy of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan’s address to supporters on Tuesday (April 26) where the PTI chief had lashed out at Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja, calling him a “planted agent” of the […]


Radio conversion to digital technology to cost Rs3.5bn, Senate body told

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ISLAMABAD: Officials of the information ministry on Wednesday informed a parliamentary committee that the project to convert radio from analog to digital technology would cost approximately Rs3.5 billion. The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, which met here with Senator Faisal Javed in the chair, was briefed by the officials about the ‘Digital Radio […]


Pakistan seeks reply from BBC over ‘fabricated’ news

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KARACHI: Pakistan on Wednesday sought a reply from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for publishing “fake and fabricated” news story pertaining to the Prime Minister’s House, Geo News reported. A complaint filed by Pakistan against the BBC Urdu was received by the Director General BBC, confirmed the broadcaster. On the complaint, the BBC has started […]


The Islamabad High Court seeks TV licences record from PEMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sought relevant record from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in a case challenging issuance of TV licences beyond the capacity. The court asked PEMRA to also inform in its report about the international practices and whether it had the capacity to telecast more channels. Chief […]


Minister for Religious Affairs Wants To Ban Game Shows during Ramzan

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Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Noor-ul-Haq Qadri has sought a ban on game shows aired around Sehar and Iftar timings during the month of Ramzan. In a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, the minister proposed six guidelines for media channels to following during Ramzan, including modest dress code for all anchors […]


Advertisement of Neo News, daily Nai Baat stopped after senior journalist Talat Hussain started his program

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Lahore: The government stopped the official advertisements of New News and Daily Nai Baat According to details, senior journalist Talat Hussain’s program Bolo Talat Hussain has been started and the government is constantly putting pressure to stop Senior journalist Talat Hussain’s program on the news management. Political parties, journalist organizations and personalities belonging to different […]


PEMRA issues show-cause notice to Dunya News chief

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ISLAMABAD—Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a show-cause notice to the head of Dunya News over airing indecent and abusive remarks by the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Shahbaz Gill against parliamentarian Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani during the program ‘On Front with Kamran Shahid’ without any editorial control or utilizing time-delay mechanism. According to […]


PEMRA Issues Notices for Collection of Billions of Rupees from TV

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday issued notices for collection of billions of rupees from TV channel licensees in terms of advertising revenue. Under the terms and conditions of the license issued to the Pakistani TV channels by PEMRA, the channels were required to pay 5% and 7.5% for (for news and […]


Digital Archive Being Created To Protect Old Data of Radio Pakistan: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday informed the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting that a digital archive would be created in Radio Pakistan to protect and maintain its old data. Old data of Radio Pakistan got wasted due to unavailability of the storage space, he told meeting […]


Pakistan Broadcasters Association condemns government’s ‘coercive’ actions

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KARACHI: In a statement issued here Tuesday, the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned a series of actions taken by the government against some media organizations including advertising bans, getting Pemra to issue a series of show-cause notices to numerous TV channels, imposing illegitimate claims of billions of rupees on channels under the illegal pretext […]