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New television playto focus on honour killings

LAHORE- The focus of Ajoka’s latest television production, Ghairat, is honour killing. Based on true stories, the play highlights the plight of women both in rural as well as urban areas, and how some men misuse honour and dignity to deprive women of their right. Its cast includes Uzma Gilani, Jamal Shah, Shariqa Fatima, Faisal […]

Role of Pakistan Television (PTV) criticised

KARACHI- The women wing of Jama’at-e-Islami (JI) has urged the government to honour the aspirations of the people especially women of the country and refrain from promoting foreign cultures through its electronic media. “Exploitation of women must be stopped and the government should mend the ways of PTV making it end telecasting obscene progmmes,” said […]

Ordinance for private TV Radio channels soon

ISLAMABAD- Federal Secretary for Information and Media Development Syed Anwar Mehmood has reiterated that government is committed to free and independent media in the country. He said, “Government is firm in issuing licenses to private radio and television channels to provide people of Pakistan a healthy entertainment besides improving the literacy rate through this media”. […]

Pakistan Television (PTV) plans production House Company

KARACHI- Ather Viqar Azeem said that the Pakistan Television was likely to launch its production house company and get it registered at the Karachi Stock Exchange. He was talking to the journalists at the press briefing organized by the Karachi Television (KTV) at the KTV Station to tell about the next quarters engagements of the […]

Cable TV (CTV) card tariff announced

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) announced its decision on channel subscription rates for decoded channels. The decision binds the channel card distributors to offer their cards on per channel basis. The PTA has fixed Rs 8 per channel card per subscriber monthly as the upper limit for cable TV operators while for DTH viewer, (non-commercial) […]

Cable TV rules being revised

ISLAMABAD- Chairman of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Major General Khalid Bashir said that rules are being revised to make the Cable TV operators responsive and Customer-friendly. Addressing the Central Monitoring Committee (CMC) on Cable TV, he said that apart from this committee, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) constitute four regional monitoring committees in order to […]

Pakistan Television’s (PTV’s) deal with Prime TV is fair

ISLAMABAD- The government has declared Pakistan Television’s decision to reach out to North America in association with Prime TV was taken in a transparent manner and in accordance with rules and regulations. In response to letters addressed to the chief executive and other high officials, the government has informed the Scandinavian Satellite System (SSS) that […]

Twenty-four hour Television channel for Science and Technology in offing

ISLAMABAD- A television channel with the 24-hour uninterrupted transmission dedicated to issues of science and technology would go on air by the end of the current year, said Federal Minister for Science and Technology Dr Atta-ur-Rehman. Speaking on the occasion of the launching of IBM’s Advanced Career Education Services in Islamabad, the minister said the […]

Exhibition of Videos on gender issues begins

ISLAMABAD- A three day exhibition of “Advocacy Videos on Gender” began under the auspices of Advocates of Gender, Education and Health Information (AGEHI) a resource center of SACHET to promote gender awareness and sensitivity among the masses. About 19 video films were put in the exhibition focusing upon reproductive health rights, gender and empowerment, gender […]

Pakistan Television code of ethics to be strictly applied on cable

ISLAMABAD- All license holders of cable television networks in the country will have to observe the same code of ethics as prevailing on the Pakistan Television. This was stated by a spokesman for the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Spokesman said so far, the PTA has issued 800 licenses to cable TV operators throughout Pakistan. Under […]

Incentives for film industry in the offing

LAHORE- The Punjab government is actively considering to support the crumbling film industry through various incentives, one of them being to fix or reduce the rate of excise duty on cinema houses. Official sources informed that the package of incentives had almost been finalised and it was likely to be sent to the competent authorities […]

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) warns cable operators against screening of video cassettes, DVD’s

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has warned cable TV operators against screening programmes through the VCR or DVD saying it was “illegal.” In a notification the Licensing Department of the PTA said if the practice was not stopped “forthwith, the Authority will be constrained to take legal action” against defaulters. The notification quoted clause 6.11 […]

Star TV Network warns

KARACHI- Star TV network in Pakistan has warned all those individuals, cable and satellite television operators who are involved in unauthorized distribution of international satellite television services without proper authorization of the owners. In a press release issued it was revealed that Star TV with the assistance of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) is monitoring […]

Radio artistes given national awards

KARACHI- Twenty-three writers, artistes, producers, and engineers were awarded the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) Regional Excellence Award 2000 at a colourful ceremony that lasted about three years at the FTC Auditorium and went on the air as well on Saturday night. The ceremony was the third of the regional award ceremonies held this year. Earlier, […]