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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 […]


Pemra bans TLP coverage

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned the television and radio coverage of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), citing an interior ministry’s Thursday notification proscribing the religious party for engaging in “acts of terrorism, acting in a manner prejudicial to the peace and security of the country”. In a communique sent to all […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority.(PEMRA) prohibits media coverage of banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP)

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Media coverage of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) was declared prohibited on Thursdday by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). PEMRA’s notification followed one by the Ministry of Interior which declared the TLP a banned organisation for engaging in acts of terrorism, and acting in a manner prejudicial to the peace and security of […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) fines ARY News for airing fake news against Meesha Shafi

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KARACHI: Earlier, in January 2021, Meesha Shafi had her plea finally registered at the supreme court after an amendment made to the interpretation of the ‘workplace’ for harassment cases in workplaces. However, her battle has been beyond that of the courtroom. Circulation of fake news has been a major hurdle in her path, one prominent […]


PEMRA Renews Licenses Of 12 Non-commercial Radio Stations

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ISLAMABAD: In its 163rd Authority meeting, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday renewed licenses of 12 non-commercial FM radio stations. The renewed licenses belonged to educational institutions including Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro, Allama Iqbal University Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, University of Karachi, National University of Modern Languages […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA) urged by electronic media association to allow freedom of expression

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The Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) on Wednesday said it is deeply concerned over the recent advisories issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). The media association, in a statement, said these advisories limit the scope of reporting and discussion on matters “which are of paramount public interest”. The […]


Who is empowered to send notices to private radio channels?

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former lawmaker Akhunzada Chattan said while addressing a press conference in Bajaur on Tuesday that objection has been raised on Radio Shumal because it runs local news and whenever its reporters visit the field, people start criticising government performance and also raise questions about alleged irregularities in […]


Contempt proceedings sought against PM Imran, others

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A petition, filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC), on Monday sought contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Imran Khan over his remarks against the judiciary during the premier’s live session with the public. The petition also said PEMRA and PTV should be questioned in regards to the ‘on-air contemptuous program’. Sardar Farhat Manzoor Khan, in […]


Pemra’s advice

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It is a crude attempt at curtailing freedom of expression. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a statement the other day telling news channels to refrain from airing “unsubstantiated, judgmental and unipolar [one wonders if the writer deliberately used this term connoting persistent depressive disorder] remarks” about the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), “with […]