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PM permission to broadcast Nawaz’s speech termed mistake

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LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid feels Prime Minister Imran Khan made an incorrect decision to allow airing of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s speech on TV though the premier wanted Mr Sharif to be exposed. He alleged that the PML-N supremo had become an active member of an “alliance” in London that was conspiring against the […]


Issuance of more licences: SC asks Pemra to file comprehensive reply

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to file a comprehensive reply regarding issuance of more TV channel licences. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam heard Pakistan Broadcasters Association’s (PBA’s) application against issuance of licenses by the PEMRA for more TV channels. Faisal Siddiqui advocate, representing the […]


PEMRA bans speeches of ‘proclaimed offenders’ following Nawaz’s ‘fiery speeches’

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Days after Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s fiery speeches from London, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday banned broadcast and rebroadcast of any speech, interview or public address of absconders or proclaimed offenders. The regulatory body in a statement prohibited the broadcasting of content including […]


PM allowed broadcast of Nawaz Sharif’s speech

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan permitted the news channels across Pakistan to broadcast the PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the All Parties Conference (APC), sources informed Geo News on Sunday, shortly after the commencement of the event in Islamabad. As per details from the sources, the premier had rejected the suggestion from his aides […]


PEMRA to take action if ‘fugitive’ Nawaz’s speech aired: Gill

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Dr. Shahbaz Gill Saturday said the PEMRA will take action if fugitive Nawaz Sharif’s address to the opposition’s All Parties Conference (APC) is aired. The SAPM took to Twitter and warned that other legal options will also be used. Shahbaz Gill asked that how is […]


PBA, PEMRA decide to form body

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KARACHI: A committee comprising PEMRA and PBA entertainment channels met in Karachi yesterday to discuss the issues regarding content/dramas being aired on entertainment channels in Pakistan. Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig, DG Licensing Wakil Khan, GM Operations Muhammad Tahir, GM Monitoring Umar Waqas Qureshi, RGM Ashfaq Jamani and on behalf of PBA, Chairman Shakeel Masud, […]


PTV chairman, six directors, DRAP chief shown the door

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tele­vi­sion chairman Arshad Khan, six directors of the PTV board and the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) were sacked by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday. After the court order, the ministry of information and broadcasting issued a notification to de-seat Arshad Khan. As per the notification, […]


PEMRA teams take action against cable operators involved in airing illegal channels in Gujranwala Division.

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Regional Office Gujranwala teams raided offices of cable networks operating in different cities of Gujranwala division and took action against cable operators showing illegal channels.  Led by Muhammad Tanveer, Deputy General Manager, the team sealed five illegal cable headends  in Mandi Bahauddin and Kamunki and confiscated equipment […]


PEMRA fines Bol News Network for airing defamatory content without evidence

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The council of complaints (CoC) at Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday issued a Rs300,000 fine on Labaik Pvt Limited after finding it guilty of violating Section 20 of the PEMRA Ordinance 2002. “The CoC heard the case two times but [Labaik Pvt Limited] does not appear to take the case seriously,” said […]


Breaking: PEMRA Orders A Ban On Drama Serial ‘Jalan’

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The news of PEMRA taking notice of content that goes against the religious, ethical, and moral values of the Pakistani society had surfaced a few days ago. PEMRA had given out a statement that had banned the re-runs of dramas Ishqiya and Pyar Kay Sadqay from airing on televisions. In the same statement, the fate […]


PEMRA to form policies against ‘immoral’, ‘indecent’ drama content

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and Broadcasters Association has decided to formulate policies to regulate ‘immoral’ and ‘indecent’ content by entertainment channels. In a meeting in Karachi on Monday, PEMRA Chairperson Muhammad Saleem Baig and officers of the PBA discussed public concerns over the content run by online channels and agreed to form an […]


Chairman PEMRA For Gearing Up Efforts To Curb Immoral Content On Cable Networks

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Chairman, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Muhammad Saleem Baig has directed the officials to speed up action against the cable operators playing immoral content and Indian channels HYDERABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 5th Sep, 2020 ) :Chairman, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Muhammad Saleem Baig has directed the officials […]


TV channel owner booked

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LAHORE: The city police on Wednesday registered a first information report (FIR) against Mohsin Naqvi, the owner of TV channel 24NewsHD, for “airing hate inciting content” during a special Muharram transmission on August 30. A FIR was registered at the Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate police station on the complaint of Khalid Mehmood. Newspaper: Business Recorder


PEMRA chief briefed on action against Indian, illegal channels

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LAHORE: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Saleem Baig has reiterated his commitment to bring the themes in dramas in line with social, religious and moral values. The chairman was visiting the PEMRA Regional Office Lahore on Friday where he was briefed about the regional office’s action against Indian and illegal channels. Baig also […]