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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 […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) directs NADRA to restore citizenship of JUI-F leader, Declares PEMRA order of restraining TV channels from inviting, projecting the petitioner in talk shows as illegal.

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By accepting the petition of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F)’s former senator Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah challenging National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA)’s decision to cancel his citizenship, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directed NADRA to restore his citizenship. A single bench of the IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah announced the verdict […]


Use of Abusive Language In Morning Show, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued show-cause notice to Neo TV

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued a show-cause notice to Neo TV on Tuesday May 18, 2021, for airing morning show with inappropriate content, during exchange of views guests including comedian Syed Basit Ali and other performers on the show had a fight used abusive language. PEMRA notified the use of inappropriate language and […]


PTV News to start digital transmission next month: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday said PTV News would begin digital transmission next month. In a tweet, he said now PTV was also available on YouTube. Newspaper: Business Recorder Other Sources: The Nation


National Accountability Bureau (NAB) summons Kaira in PTV funds case

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ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to summon PPP senior leader Qamar Zaman Kaira next week to record his statement in the ongoing investigation against former Managing Director (MD) Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) Yousuf Baig Mirza regarding illegal use of expenditures and misappropriation of government funds. NAB Rawalpindi had summoned him last […]


Ahsan Khan’s show fined for using animals as prop

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs500, 000 on a national entertainment channel for using animals as prop in its program Time Out with Ahsan Khan. A petition was filed against the program, which is hosted by Pakistani film and television actor Ahsan Khan, by lawyer Faizullah […]


Code of conduct violation: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) asks Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to act against private channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take action against those private TV channels, which violated the code of conduct, aired unofficial and unconfirmed results of NA-249 by-election before 6:00pm. According to the Election Commission spokesman, the electoral body had given instructions to the media […]


Electronic media editors reject Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) curbs

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ISLAMABAD: The electronic media regulator has advised satellite television channels not to report on government meetings under progress, but the stakeholders expressed concern over the directive. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) said news channels should exercise caution while reporting on decisions taken at cabinet meetings and rely […]


Reviving PTV

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It is no secret that the PTV, Pakistan’s state-owned broadcaster, is in need of some changes. The production value of PTV’s content has not been updated over the years. Poor financial management, wastefulness and overstaffing have led PTV to become one of the many state enterprises which went from being profit-making to loss-making entities. Modernisation […]


PTV to be run on modern lines, says Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry said on Wednesday that he had resumed the process of reforms in his ministry that he had begun in 2018. The measures include the revamping and modernisation of the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV). The minister said in a series of tweets the PTV News had been given a deadline […]


Shahera Shahid posted as Additional Secretary (In-charge) Info and Broadcasting Division

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Islamabad –  Ms. Shahera Shahid, BS-21 officer of Information Group, presently posted as Additional Secretary, Information and Broadcasting Division has been posted as Additional Secretary (In-charge), Information and Broadcasting Division with immediate effect and until further orders, said a notification issued by the Establishment Division here on Friday. According to another notification by the ED […]