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Competition Commission of Pakistan warns key media industry players to refrain from violations

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ISLAMABAD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued a order warning key players of the media industry, including the Pakistan Broadcaster Association (PBA), Broadcaster Advertisers Council (BAC), and Medialogic (Pvt) Limited, to refrain from indulging in anti-competitive practices. The order was passed following an inquiry conducted on a complaint filed by BOL Media Network, […]


Pilac to start Punjabi TV channel, two other projects

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LAHORE: The Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) is going to start three mega projects, namely a satellite television, a cultural village and a crafts bazaar, to promote Punjabi culture and language. A meeting, chaired by Secretary Information and Culture Raja Jahangir, was held at Pilac some days ago for finalising the details […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority issues show-cause notice to Channel 24

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a show-cause notice to Channel 24 for allegedly airing hate speech, inciting violence and being offensive to commonly accepted standards of decency in the programme ‘Najam Sethi Show’. The show-cause notice has been issued to the Central Media Network (Pvt.) Ltd — the parent company […]


Another ‘first one’ of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government: PTV Sports gets relief from court after Pakistan Cricket Board suspends agreement

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LAHORE: Like various other ‘The first ones’ of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, a controversy erupted recently when the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) suspended its broadcasting deal with the state-run television network, PTV Sports. However, a civil court in Lahore barred the Cricket Board from granting broadcast rights to any private channel when the PTV Sports […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority prohibits airing of leaked CCTV footage of Noor Mukadam’s escape attempt prior to murder

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Sunday prohibited all satellite TV channels from airing a leaked CCTV footage showing Noor Mukadam’s unsuccessful attempt to escape the premises of the house where she was eventually murdered. Noor, 27, was found brutally murdered at a residence in Islamabad’s upscale Sector F-7/4 on July 20. A […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority directs TV channels to show Pakistan’s map before airing 9pm bulletin

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed all public and private news channels to show the political map of Pakistan before airing the news bulletin at 9pm on a daily basis. In a notification, the Pemra said all the news channels (both public and private) have to flash the political map of […]


The Islamabad High Court seeks report from interior secretary, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority chief on Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan protest

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ISLAMABAD   – The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday sought report from the interior secretary and PEMRA chairman in a writ petition, challenging the armed operation against the protestors of banned Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP). A single bench of IHC, comprising Justice Aamer Farooq conducted hearing of the petition moved by Shohada Foundation of Pakistan through its […]


Pemra reiterates ban on TV, radio coverage of Tehreek-i-Labbaik

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Supporters of the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan gather as they prepare to march on towards capital Islamabad, during a protest in Gujranwala on October 28. — Reuters The Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday reiterated its earlier ban on media coverage of the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) as the group persisted with its long march […]


Plea against drama advisory: Lahore High Court seeks reply from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought a reply from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on a petition challenging a notification cautioning the television channels against airing ‘indecent’ scenes in dramas. Admitting the petition of M/s Central Media Network Pvt Ltd, Justice Jawad Hassan observed that the issue related to the interpretation […]


PTV, ARY acquire ICC media rights for 2020-23

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ISLAMABAD PR – Pakistan Television Corporation Limited (PTVC) and ARY Communications Ltd have acquired the ICC Media Rights for the 2020-2023 (broadcast and streaming) from Star TV Network. This will include all ICC events for the next 3 years for the territory of Pakistan. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 shall be broadcast on […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s priorities questioned after document advising against ‘hugs/caress scenes’ goes viral

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A recent directive by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on scenes involving physical shows of affection between couples on screen has left people questioning the body’s priorities. In an official document, PEMRA has asserted that no “hug/caress scenes” should be aired since, according to the directive, they go against the teachings of Islam […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority directs TV channels not to air indecent scenes in dramas

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday directed local television channels to stop airing indecent in dramas, as it was receiving several complaints against such content. Pemra, in a notification, said a “considerable stratum of the society” believes that dramas are not depicting the “true picture” of the Pakistani society. “Hugs/caress scenes/extramarital […]


Juggan’s morning show under attack for “vulgar” game

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PEMRA has sent a notice to Juggan Kazim’s morning show on ATV for airing content that it deemed as inappropriate and asked the channel to respond to its complaint in seven days. Pemra likely took note of the episode since it aired on September 24 and soon surfaced on Twitter with calls for the show […]


Pemra fines TV channel over remarks against woman cricketer

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electr­o­nic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs200,000 on TV channel Neo News for airing “insensitive, demeaning, derogatory and hateful” remarks by cricketer Abdul Razzaq and others against Pakistan women’s cricket team player Nida Dar during its programme ‘G Sarkar with Nauman Ijaz’. In a video clip from the […]