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Cable Operators stop showing Indian TV channels

KARACHI- The All Pakistan Cable Operators Association (Apcoa) has announced in Karachi on Monday that it has completely stopped showing India TV channels. Addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Monday evening, Apcoa Chairman Hassan Mustafa, said in line with the government’s decision of banning Indian TV channels, the Association while appreciating […]

Indian TV channels banned

ISLAMABAD – The government imposed ban on the transmission of Indian satellite channels including Star Satellite Network. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) issued the directions to all the cable TV operators to halt the transmission of Indian channels to the general public. The decision was taken to control malicious Indian propaganda by its TV channels to […]

Media Regulatory Authority within weeks: Anwar

ISLAMABAD- Federal Secretary Information and Media Development Syed Anwar Mahmood said Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority would be in place within weeks. Addressing the opening ceremony of Induction Training Course for Programme Producers in Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), the Secretary Information said: “draft of the Regulatory Authority is now with the cabinet for approval.” “As soon […]

Government believes in freedom of expression: Iftikhar

PESHAWAR- North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Governor Lt Gen. (R) Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah has said that in the prevailing situation the role of the mass media has figured prominently. He said that media is an undisputed source of opinion forming which should be used with greater responsibility without any tilt. He said, the greater […]

Radio channel closed

BAJAUR- The political administration of Bajaur Agency closed down a privately run radio channel in the agency and seized the equipment. The radio channel operating in different parts of the agency, including Khaar, Lharai, Tarkho, Pusht, and Nawagai used to relay anti-American and pro-Taliban songs from 7 am to 10 pm every day and incited […]

Foreign journalists praise Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) for publishing MR

ISLAMABAD- Foreign journalists who have come to monitor situation in Afghanistan have admired Radio Pakistan for publishing a comprehensive report covering all radio stations of the world. They said that after coming to Pakistan monitoring report that Radio has been issuing on daily basis benefited them to a great extent. They said that since the […]

ARY Digital TV Channel launched

KARACHI- The ARY Digital Television Channel has announced start of regular transmission from Friday. The channel had started one month test transmission on August 14. This was stated by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ARY Digital Channel, Salman Iqbal, at a Press launch ceremony. The function was attended by journalists, mediamen, and TV stars who […]

Pakistan Television to start political discussion programme

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Television has planned to launch, by the end of this month, a political programme, “Mukalma”, in which political leaders of all parties will be invited to express their views on future political setup. This was stated by federal secretary for information and media development, Syed Anwar Mehmud, talking to newsmen at the conclusion […]

Prime TV delays taking over STN

LAHORE- The Prime Television Entertainment, which bought the air time of the Pakistan Television (PTV’s) channel-III, commonly known as the STN, has delayed taking it over by 15 days, forcing the viewers to live with repeat productions of the PTV. “The Prime TV will now take over the channel from September 15 on trial basis […]

DISH begins telecast in United States (US)

NEWYORK- Pakistan Television (PTV) programmes began to be aired by DISH network, a US direct broadcast satellite television company. The PTV programmes can be seen on Channel-616 of DISH network. The company is charging $14.99 monthly from the clients for the facility. Pakistsn Television offers a variety of programmes in gauges, covering national news, major […]

Rs 140m relief to film industry

LAHORE- Punjab Minister for Finance & Excise and Taxation, Tariq Hameed, has said that the provincial government has provided Rs 140 million relief to the film industry; hence it is the obligation of cinema owners to pass on the benefit of this relief to the viewers. The Finance Minister expressed these views while talking to […]

Pakistan Television (PTV) funds-raising transmission

KARACHI- Pakistan Television has planned special transmission to raise fund for the families who have been displaced in the torrential rains in the northern areas, General Manager Karachi Television (KTV), Athar Viqar Azeem told journalists at a press show organized to announce the programmes for the new quarter. The special transmission that includes special plays, […]

Private producers slam Pakistan Television PTV policies

KARACHI- Those having direct or indirect affiliation with Pakistan Television (PTV) have a lot of complaints about the non-professional approach of the managers and established producers who decide things and matters on the basis of “liking and disliking.” A group of artists and drama producers allege that they are facing difficulties in getting their productions […]

Government to allow private TV, radio channels

ISLAMABAD -The policy of the Government of opening up and deregulating state-owned TV and Radio, besides providing opportunity to people from all segments of society, including politicians to express their views on the electronic media is “a reflection of its commitment” to free flow of information in the country and transparency in governance, noted Federal […]