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NWFP to launch own TV private television station

PESHAWAR- North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Minister for Information Asif Iqbal Daudzai has said that the Muttahida Majlis Amal government in the province is working on a plan to start private television station in the province to promote local culture and counter the western media influence. Speaking at ‘Guest Hour programme’ of Peshawar Press Club […]

Cable operators warned

KARACHI- The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed all cable TV operators to get their licenses renewed by May 10. Issuing a final notice, the PEMRA said on April 18, 2003 that operating cable TV business without renewal of the licenses was a violation of the PEMRA Ordinance. Under article-33 of PEMRA Ordinance, […]

Cable operators asked to get licence renewed

KARACHI- The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed all cable TV operators to get their licence renewed by May 10, 2003. Issuing the final notice, PEMRA stated on Friday that operating CTV business without renewal of the license was a violation according to the PEMRA Ordinance. Under Article-33 of the ordinance a person, […]

Fourth PTV channel starts transmission from next month

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Television will launch transmission of its fourth channel from next month, said Secretary Information Syed Anwar Mehmood here on April 16, 2003. Addressing the concluding session of PTV’s General Manager Conference, the Secretary Information underlined the need for telecasting of such religious programme which meet demands of the modern age. The secretary urged […]

PTV to start new channels in regional language: Rashid

KARACHI- Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Federal Minister for Information and Media Development, has said that the Government would start new Channel in the regional languages soon. This he stated while meeting the PTV Karachi officials during his visit. He said that he had full knowledge about the problems of the employees and he would resolve them […]

Artists hail 100 percent increase in payment

KARACHI- Prominent TV artists, writer and compere have strongly hailed the announcement of 100 per cent increase in the payment to PTV artistes including, writers and singers with immediate effect. Talking to sources, Maqsood hailed the decision of Federal Information Minister Sheikh Rashid for enhancing the payment to PTV artistes. He said that although the […]

Rashid announces 100pc raise in TV artistes payment

ISLAMABAD- Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on April 15, 2003 announced 100 percent increase in the payment of PTV artistes, writers and singers with immediate effect. He made this announcement while inaugurating the PTV’s General Managers Conference at the PTV Headquarters. The Minister was also briefed on the PTV performance by the […]

Pemra stopped from conducting raids on cable operators

ISLAMABAD- Senior Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Islamabad Arshad Ali has restrained the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) here on April 8, 2003 from conducting raids on the offices of cable operators in federal capital. The Judge has issued these instructions in hearing of application filed by 25 cable operators of twin cities, it […]

Law on dissemination of information fully intact

ISLAMABAD- Information Secretary Anwar Mahmood on April 7, 2003 said that the law on dissemination of information was fully intact and various measures were being taken to ensure flow of right and credible information to the people. The secretary, who was addressing a one-day seminar on “New World Information Order – Challenges and options for […]

Government proposes to allow 10 to 15 new TV channels: minister

ISLAMABAD- Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said the government had proposed to allow 10 to 15 new TV channels for free flow of information, and PTV should get ready to compete with them. He stated this while addressing the inaugural session of one-day seminar on “New World Information Order-challenges and opportunities for Pakistan”, organised by […]

FM-104 in Sialkot by month-end

SIALKOT- The district government and the management of Buraq Radio FM-104 on April 4, 2003 signed an agreement for the establishment of a radio station near Jinnah Stadium. The radio station is being established by the local private sector under the supervision of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). District Sports Officer Nasir Ali […]

Senators want Geo TV to cover proceedings

ISLAMABAD- Senators belonging to opposition parties demanded of the chairman Senate to allow the Geo television to cover the proceedings of the session after they piled heaps of complaints against the state-run PTV. The angry senators lashed out at the Pakistan Television for not giving them prominence in the news bulletins while reporting the proceedings […]

Western media reporting is biased: poll

KARACHI- Responding to an online polling question on the website of Jang and The News, “If the current war reporting in Iraq by the western media is unbiased?” majority called the war reporting by the western media is biased. The total votes cast numbered 27,246, out of which 19,331 (70.95 per cent) votes were in […]

TV, radio sales surge due to war

LAHORE- The demand for TV and Radio sets has registered a sudden increase in the electronics markets right after the US attack on Iraq, informed President of Lahore Electronics & Electrical Importers Association (LEEIA). “The markets have witnessed a raise of 10 to 15 per cent in the inquiries for middle size TV sets and […]