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Notification to ban anchorpersons: IHC issues notice to Pemra chairman

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Pemra chairman for using the court’s name without prior or context as means of persuasion to enforce strict guidelines on anchors and media houses. During the hearing of contempt of court case against media channels which transgressed the legal boundaries and discussed sub-judice […]


Media under PTI government

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Has Prime Minister Imran Khan taken a U-turn on his promise on freedom of the press, if not he must revisit his government’s media policy and look into how his media team has mishandled the situation time and again in the last 13 months. At times, it resulted in embarrassment for him and his image […]


Ministers, media bodies condemn Pemra order

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ISLAMABAD: Not only the media persons and journalists’ bodies but also a number of cabinet members have criticised the directive issued by Pemra to restrict the appearance of television anchors in current affairs programmes. But after criticism from all sides, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, said the […]


TV news directors, editors body decries Pemra bars

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Editors and News Directors Association is alarmed at the recent unlawful order issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority clamping unacceptable restrictions on the conduct of current affairs hosts and their shows. In a statement, the association said Pemra’s order is unlawful that clearly exceeds its mandate and appears to […]


Pemra slammed for imposing ban on TV channel anchors

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ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf members of the cabinet and senior leaders have slammed the Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority for clamping ban on TV channel anchors from appearing in other talk shows, as the main government spokesperson insisted the step was reiteration of the court orders and the code of conduct. In a tweet, Special […]


No ban on journalists in talk shows: Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) said on Monday that its earlier advisory was misinterpreted, backtracking on its previous notification barring TV talk show anchors from appearing on other similar programmes. The Pemra on Sunday, through a notification, had banned regular TV anchors from being guests on other talk shows. In its latest […]


Pemra says its advisory misinterpreted

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) said yesterday that its advisory was misinterpreted and by no mean it was to restrict freedom of expression. In a new directive issued here, the Pemra said, “There is misinterpretation of above quoted Pemra advisory. By no means it was to restrict freedom of expression as being projected […]


Pemra bars anchors from offering opinions in talk shows

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ISLAMABAD: In what appears to be another move to curb the media, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has barred television anchors from giving their “opinions” during talk shows and limited their role to “moderator”. In a scathing directive issued on a weekly holiday, the electronic media watchdog also directed the anchors hosting regular […]


Inapt analyses, negative remarks on TV : No word against state institutions, warns Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned regular TV talk show anchors from appearing in other talk shows. The authority also warned those indulging in “inappropriate and biased analyses and negative propaganda” of action. According to a Pemra’s announcement, under Pemra regulations, anchors are liable to host the show impartially and objectively […]


Pemra asks TV channels not to discuss sub-judice matters

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued new directives to all TV channels regarding analyses, views and discussion on sub-judice matters. In a statement issued here on Sunday, the regulatory authority said it has taken cognizance of various speculative TV talk shows whereby anchorpersons, in violation of code of conduct, have tried to […]


JUI’s Hamdullah not a Pakitani: Nadra

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ISLAMABAD – After declaring Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) senior leader Senator Hafiz Hamdullah Saboor as alien by National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) directed all TV channels to stop inviting him to talk shows. A notification issued by Pemra here on Saturday stated: “The National Database & Registration Authority (Nadra) vide […]


Sindh information minister slams Centre’s ‘unannounced restrictions’ on the media

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KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani on Tuesday condemned what he described as “unannounced restrictions on the media” and attributed the financial crisis being faced by the media to the “failed” policies of the federal government. Mr Ghani was speaking to journalists at Karachi Press Club in its ‘Meet The Press’ programme. “Bans are slapped […]


Only live coverage on TV channels banned, Senate body told

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was Tuesday informed that there was only ban on live coverage and no TV channel had been asked to ban a particular figure. Giving a briefing to the committee that met at the Parliament House with Senator Faisal Javed in the chair, Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media […]


Minister urges media to avoid reporting on lawyers’ misconduct

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LAHORE: Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem on Monday said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) considered the legal fraternity a great asset of the country and had been accommodating it like never before. Speaking at a gathering of lawyers at Lahore Bar Association (LBA), the minister, who belonged to Sindh, said the people of Lahore and lawyers […]