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Media campaign for illegal arms

KARACHI- The strategy for media campaign against illegal arms came under discussion at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Sindh Home Secretary, Brig (Retd) Mukhtar Ahmed. It was decided that the campaign, which starts from May 15, would be directed towards encouraging the people to provide information about illegal weapons and their owners. […]

Of Pakistan Television’s (PTV’s) “freedom”

At the recently concluded PTV General Managers Conference, GOP’s Information Secretary was reported to have said that “the present government firmly believes in the freedom of expression and (that) it has granted un-precedented freedom to Pakistan Television.” For enlightened citizens, who have lived with the shenanigans of PTV, it smacked of a repetition of the […]

Pakistan cuts satellite rates for foreign TV networks

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan has decided to bring down the video satellite rates for all foreign TV networks from the existing US$1,050 to US$400 to facilitate the working of foreign journalists and enhance the frequency of video satellite of new events from Pakistan. The new rates will be operative with immediate effect. The decision was taken on […]

Sky Ways Cable Network license cancelled

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has cancelled the license of M/s Sky Ways Cable Network Peshawar with immediate effect. The Authority has taken this decision after thorough examination and due deliberation, say a PTA release. It says the Authority had observed that sufficient evidence exists to ban cable operator for transmitting an obscene film on […]

Cable operators continue to defy Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) orders

LAHORE — Despite directions issued by the Director General Pakistan Tele Communication Authority (PTA), most of the cable operators in the city continued to telecast movies and other programs through compact disks (CDs) on the cable network. The cable operators continued to show Pakistani, Indian and English movies by ignoring the PTA orders. People especially […]

Licences for private radio, television channels: summary sent to Chief Executive

KARACHI- A summary has been sent to Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf for a final decision as to which of the ministry Information or Science and Technology should govern the grant of licences for the setting up of private radio and television channels and cable TV. After the Chief Executive’s decision, a draft law will […]

Cable network disconnected

Shabab-i-Milli and Jaish-i-Muhammad jointly launched a drive against obscenity, vulgarity and indecency in Kotaddu subdivision and they got disconnected the cable network in the city by the cable operators. They also threatened the operators to shift their machinery from this area immediately otherwise they would set it ablaze.. Cable network operators have approached to the […]

Video channels banned on cable networks

LAHORE- The government has finally banned the showing of video/CD Pakistani, Indian and English movies by cable operators throughout the country. Thousands of small-time cable operators, who have set up their business across the country, regularly show new Pakistani, Indian and English movies on their cable channels in violation of the copyright laws. Their illegal […]

Pakistan Television (PTV) starts using satellite system

KARACHI- The Television Corporation has started using modern satellite communication system to make its transmission reach all parts of the country. Now PTV’s nation-wide broadcasting will be carried through digital satellite news gathering system along with the old microwave system. The PTV authorities are terming this development a great step in the broadcasting history of […]

Radio to save its golden heritage

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) has decided to save its heritage and market for the benefit of the art lovers and people at large. Radio Pakistan has left unforgettable imprints on the minds and souls of its listeners through golden music, classic dramas and other programmes during its half century life. During the decades of […]

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 […]