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No ban on airing poll-related programmes: ECP tells LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday disposed of the petitions against the ban imposed on airing surveys and other general elections-related programmes after the counsel for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) told the court that there was no such bar on airing poll-related programs before the election day. Earlier the ECP counsel […]


No ban on airing Imran’s speeches, Pemra tells LHC

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday informed the Lahore High Court (LHC) that there was no ban on broadcasting former prime minister Imran Khan’s speeches. The revelation was made by Pemra counsel Haroon Duggal during the hearing of a petition filed by Imran — who is currently incarcerated at Adiala Jail — […]


Media to face legal action on violation of ECP’s coverage guidelines: Pemra

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As media organisations gear up for the coverage of the upcoming general elections slated for February 8, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (Pemra) Tuesday warned of legal action along with “accreditation withdrawal” for organisations and media persons over violation of the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) “code of conduct”. As per the ECP’s guidelines, […]


PFUJ decries Pemra for banning election surveys

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for stopping TV channels from airing surveys regarding general elections on the pretext that these will ‘influence the free choice of voters’. PFUJ president Afzal Butt and secretary general Arshad Ansari, while rejecting the PEMRA’s decision, have urged […]


ECP asks Pemra to stop TV channels from airing surveys

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) here on Monday asked the electronic media regulator to stop news channels from airing poll surveys which were prohibited because these can influence the free choice of voters. In a letter to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), the ECP says it has been observed that some channels […]


ECP urges Pemra to take action against media channels violating election code of conduct

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The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday wrote a letter to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) seeking action against media channels violating the code of conduct for the February 8 polls. The letter, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, stated that it was observed some media channels were airing poll […]


ECP unveils code of conduct for national media regarding election coverage

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The Election Commission of Pakistan has issued a code of conduct for the national media with regard to the coverage of the upcoming General Elections. According to the code, the content floated on print, electronic and digital media shall not reflect any opinion prejudicial to the ideology, sovereignty, dignity or security of Pakistan, public order […]


ECP issues guidelines for poll observation, media coverage

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday issued guidelines pertaining to accreditation for election observation and media coverage ahead of the February 8 general elections. In a directive to the returning officers overseeing the election proceedings, the ECP has laid out specific instructions for the extensive coverage of the elections. The ECP’s issuance […]


Pemra backs PTV move to stop airing the Melbourne Test

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday reiterated the prohibition of broadcast or distribution of advertisements of surrogate companies of betting houses after Pakistan Television’s Sports channel, PTV Sports, announced it will discontinue airing the ongoing second Test match between Pakistan and Australia. PTV Sports’ decision comes a week after the Information […]


Govt bars PCB from selling media rights

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LAHORE – The caretaker federal government on Saturday prohibited the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) from advancing with the sale of media rights, requiring approval for every major decision. The PCB’s administrative committee is limited to handling day-to-day matters, causing disruptions in crucial dealings due to the inability to make significant decisions promptly. The government intervention […]


PEMRA Amendment Act Provides Protection To Journalists: Murtaza Solangi

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Federal Caretaker Minister For Information And Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi has said that PEMRA Amendment Act provides protection to all journalists and that Government will take legal steps for the employment of journalists. He was talking to media in Islamabad today. He informed the media that date for filing of nomination papers for the upcoming general […]


Bans on political speeches are not democratic, LHC orders PEMRA to ensure freedom of speech

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Lahore High Court’s (LHC) Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza has ordered the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to ensure freedom of expression, notably avoiding restrictions or prohibitions on political party leaders’ statements. The order was issued at a hearing on a plea brought by Imran Khan, the founder of PTI, contesting the ban on his […]


Govt again issues strict advisory on surrogate betting companies

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ISLAMABAD: The government has taken notice of various media outlets and channels, including Pakistan Television (PTV), running two logos of surrogate betting companies during live coverage of cricket series of Pakistan and Australia. Through a notification issued on Tuesday, the government directed the departments concerned to investigate the reasons for the non-compliance of earlier advisory […]


Cipher case: Special court prohibits publishing, broadcasting of proceedings

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ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – A complete restriction has been imposed on publishing and broadcasting of the proceedings of the cipher case on print, electronic and social media. A legal order in this regard was issued by the special court formed under the Official Secrets Act on Thursday.  According to the order, no proceedings related to […]