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LHC seeks PTV reply on Madeeha’s plea

LAHORE, September 17- The Lahore High Court has directed Pakistan Television Corporation to submit parawise comments within four weeks on a writ petition filed by artist Madeeha Gohar, for not selecting her play in the drama competition being carried out by the respondent and restraining it from telecasting. The petitioner through her counsel submitted that […]


Contempt proceedings withdrawn against ARY

KARACHI, Sept 11: An anti-terrorism court withdrew on Thursday the contempt of court proceedings against the officials of a private TV channel after the judge accepted the unconditional apologies of all the contemners. Judge Arshad Noor Khan of the ATC-3 had initiated the contempt proceedings against the officials of the ARY Digital and others for […]


Defamation Case Against Dawn Dismissed

KARACHI, Sept 10: Malice must be proved as a fact in a suit for defamation independently of any inference arising from the allegedly libelous character of a publication, Justice Muhammad Moosa K. Laghari of the Sindh High Court observed on September 10 while dismissing a case against this newspaper. A suit was instituted by M/s […]


PTV to start two new channels soon

ISLAMABAD, Sept 3: ‘Kashmir Channel’ and ‘PTV Home Channel’ will start transmissions in which special programmes concerning Kashmiri women and children will be aired , said the PTV managing director, Akhtar Waqar Azeem, while speaking at a meeting with the private production producers held at the PTV headquarters. At present, the private productions were being […]


Judge orders TV channel to relay apology

KARACHI, Sept 2: An anti-terrorism court ordered on Tuesday the officials of a London-based TV channel to telecast the unconditional and unqualified apology they tendered in the court in a contempt of court case. Judge Arshad Noor Khan of the ATC-3, who initiated the contempt of court proceedings against the officials of the ARY Digital […]


Pakistan-born newsman gets top BBC job

LONDON, Sept 1:Abbas Nasir, a former head of the BBC’s Urdu Service, has been appointed executive editor of the Asia and the Pacific Region at BBC World Service. Abbas Nasir, 43, started his career with Dawn in Pakistan in the early 1980s. He moved to the daily Muslim and later to the monthly Herald and […]


PTV awards show in October

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television (PTV) Islamabad will give 28 best performers awards for all PTV sections in the regional awards show to be held in October, sources told Daily Times on Sunday. The PTV administration has sent letters to all relevant sections to nominate their people for awards. Categories for awards are naat khawan, producer general […]


Opposition gets 13 times less coverage than govt on PTV

ISLAMABAD, Aug 29: The opposition got a total coverage of seven hours and 47 minutes against 92 hours and 45 minutes given to the government officials in the PTV Khabarnama and other news bulletins from Nov 23, 2002, to May 20, 2003. This was stated by the minister for information and broadcasting, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, […]


Cable operators end strike

KARACHI: Chairman Cable Operators Association of Pakistan (COAP), Khalid Sheikh, and other representatives said that the COAP had ended the strike on the assurances of the government. They said that the federal minister, Sheikh Rasheed, and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) were now ready to talk to COAP on the serious issues being faced […]


Cable operators resume transmission

LAHORE, August 26: The cable operators on August 26 temporarily called off their strike and resumed transmission of a number of channels to millions of viewers. The cable operators called off their strike after an announcement of a meeting with Federal Information Minister Sheikh Rashid in a couple of days. The top management of various […]


Cable operators’ strike fails to make waves

KARACHI, August 26: A tit for tat move by the Cable Operators Association of Pakistan (CAP) on August 25, to stop broadcasting Pakistan based channels on their networks, failed to create any impact, since a large number of cable operators did not tow the line of CAP and continued with their broadcasts. The CAP had […]


Warrants for TV channel officials

KARACHI-: An anti-terrorism court issued on August25,2003 bailable warrants for the arrest of the managing director and another official of a London-based TV channel for not turning up despite the court notices. The MD of the ARY Digital, Abdur Rauf, and its anchorman Dr Shahid Masood, were told to appeared before Judge Arshad Noor Khan […]


Ban on Indian channels to stay

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on August 24, 2003 refused to lift the ban on Indian TV channels despite the cable operators’ move to suspend relaying of all national and international all across the country. According to a decision taken by the All-Pakistan Cable Operators Association (APCOA), cable operators suspended transmissions of popular […]


Invention to block obscenity on cable TV

ISLAMABAD- Cable TV operator has reported to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) an invention sensitive enough to block obscene contents of films projected through the system automatically. The inventor, himself an operator in Darya Khan in Thal, has experimented the gadget successfully on his network and is to seek a patent protection for […]