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Pemra bans ads of illegal housing schemes in Lahore

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LAHORE: On the concern shown by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned the advertisement of unapproved, under process and illegal housing schemes located in Lahore district. In a notification issued on February 25, Pemra asked all broadcast and print media and distribution service operators not to entertain […]


Chairman PEMRA directs to take action against transmission of immoral content, illegal channels

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Muhammad Saleem Baig on Saturday directed the Regional Director Multan to take strict action against the transmission of immoral content, illegal channels especially Indian channels in accordance with the law. The Chairman PEMRA issued these directions while visiting the PEMRA Regional Office Multan, said a press release […]


Pemra imposes fine of Rs1m on private TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Thursday imposed a fine of Rs1 million for broadcasting an interview of former finance minister Ishaq Dar in a private TV channel programme, which was aired on February 03, 2022. Expressing reservations, the authority warned the channel management that in case of any violation of Pemra rules, the […]


No order issued to take News One off air, says Pemra

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday clarified that it had not yet initiated any disciplinary action or directed cable operators to take TV channel NewsOne off air after it was issued a show-cause notice last week for airing “derogatory” remarks about the performance of a federal minister during a talk show. The […]


Radio’s role termed vital in shaping public opinion

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PESHAWAR: The World Radio Day was observed here on Sunday with a pledge by broadcasters to serve people and create awareness among them about important issues. Around 26 radio stations, both private and public, are operating across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to educate people on social and political issues and protect them against flood of misinformation or […]


News One taken off air before Pemra notice

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regulatory Auth­ority (Pemra) has issued a show-cause notice to News One, a private TV channel, for airing ‘unethical’ remarks about the performance of a federal minister during a talk show. However, even before the legal formalities were completed and a show-cause notice was issued to News One on Friday for […]


The Lahore High Court moved against airing of statements by Ishaq Dar

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday sought federal government and PEMRA’s reply in a plea seeking a ban on airing statements of former finance minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ishaq Dar. The former finance minister is currently in London for medical treatment in London and he had been skipping the court […]


Conflict of interest should be considered while issuing TV licences: Justice Athar Minallah

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Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah said on Friday that conflict of interest should be kept in consideration while issuing licences to TV channels. Justice Minallah’s remake came during the hearing of a plea filed by the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) against Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for issuing more TV licences than […]


No one authorized to declare any citizen as traitor: Islamabad High Court

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ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Athar Minallah on Monday observed that no one was authorized to declare any citizen as traitor until the state prove it with solid evidences. He gave these remarks during hearing a petition of ‘Labaik Company’ against the fine imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority […]


Creation of new seats, promotions in Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority irks info ministry

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The creation of five top level seats in Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) including one post of senior director general in BPS 21 and four posts of director generals in BPS 20 has irritated the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which contended that the media watchdog cannot do the same without approval from the […]


India bans 35 Pakistan-based YouTube channels, two websites

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Information and broadcasting ministry under Modi administration claims they were running ‘anti-India propaganda’ Some of the youtube channels were being operated by anchors of pakistani tv news channels Some of the YouTube channels were being operated by anchors of Pakistani TV news channels. The Indian government has ordered to block 35 YouTube channels and two […]


Senate body lauds Information Ministry for fast-track digitization of state media institutions

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Wednesday emphasized on the transformation of the state media organisations on modern lines to meet new-era technology. The committee was chaired by Senator Faisal Javed Khan, in which, the committee lauded the Information Ministry to carry out fast-track digitisation of state media institutions under the prime […]


Information Ministry, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority at odds over creation of ‘unsanctioned’ top posts

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ISLAMABAD: The creation of five new top-level posts has become a bone of contention between the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and its administrative ministry — Information and Broadcasting — after the latter censured the media watchdog for bypassing the Establishment and Finance divisions and ignoring austerity measures already in place. In its 167th […]


Federal Investigation Agency asks Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to ban its ex-chief Bashir Memon’s TV interviews

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has approached the Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regu­latory Authority (Pemra) with a request to stop TV channels from airing interviews/comments of its (FIA) former chief Bashir Memon in the case involving an international fugitive. The FIA is investigating its two former FIA chiefs — Bashir Memon and Saud Mirza — […]