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Pemra destroying radio broadcasting industry: PBA

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KARACHI: In a strong statement issued on Saturday, the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for what it called attempting to destroy the radio broadcasting industry in the country with its `highhanded tactics’. “Pemra in a move to fill its coffers with irrational levies has started collecting from […]

Pemra asked to file reply by June 17

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday sought a reply from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) by June 17 and suspended the operation of its notification about suspension of Neo TV channel’s license. Last week, the Supreme Court had restrained the Pemra from taking any coercive measure against the channel for a period of […]

Aaj News special transmission ‘Pur Azm Pakistan’ concludes

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KARACHI: Aaj News special transmission ‘Pur Azm Pakistan’ concluded here Wednesday after creating imprints in the hearts and minds of its viewers to remember it for long time. The special transmission contributed immensely to create awareness against coronavirus in which renowned personalities including government functionaries and health experts participated. The transmission – co-hosted by Actress […]

SC restrains Pemra from taking action against Neo TV

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ISLAMABAD: The Sup­re­­­me Court on Monday res­tr­a­ined the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from taking any co­­ercive measures against Neo TV channel for a period of 15 days until the channel challenges the vires of the Pemra-Tele­vision Broadcast Station Opera­tions Regulations 2012. A two-judge Supreme Cou­rt bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam had taken […]

PBA asks FBR to clarify WHT exemption certificate in FY21 budget

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ISLAMABAD: To avoid litigations between bank customers and tax officials, banks have asked the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to include a clarification in the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, through Finance Bill, 2020, that withholding tax (WHT) exemption certificate would not be required where exemption under Second Schedule (Exemption Schedule) or any other provision of […]

Pemra suspends NEO TV’s licence for ‘illegal’ news broadcast

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regu­latory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday suspended the licence of NEO TV after the expiry of its show-cause notice period as the transmissions by the channel were found to be illegal. Pemra has said that due to the non-compliance of licence terms and conditions and the orders of the authority, Pemra […]

PM calls upon media to highlight Islamic values

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called upon media to highlight Islamic values based on respect for humanity and compassion. In a meeting with Chairman Standing Committee on Information Broadcasting and Heritage Senator Faisal Javed Khan here on Wednesday, the Prime Minister said Islamic teachings were based on principles of helping out the […]

FM 91.1 radio station set up in Bajaur

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KHAR: The first Khyber Pakhtunkhwa FM 91.1 radio station set up in Bajaur district on Tuesday started its test transmission programmes. Established by the Information and Public Relations Department in a short span of time despite the prevailing coronavirus pandemic at Khar, the district headquarters of Bajaur, the radio would now disseminate information on important […]

“Radio is a powerful medium for crisis communication during COVID-19”

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Interview with Zohare Ali Shariff, CEO APR: As the world experiences one of the most debilitating and unprecedented health and economic crises of recent times, corporations have a tough task on their hands-how to continue to reach out to their customers and target audiences while keeping business afloat. BR Research sat down with Zohare Ali […]

Educational radio programme launched in Gilgit & Skardu

On the footprints of Tele School Channel, Alight Pakistan and National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) in collaboration with the Education Department of Gilgit-Baltistan have launched an online distance learning educational program on Radio Pakistan and FM channels for children in Gilgit-Baltistan districts. Named as “Muallim,” the radio program would be aired on FM-93 Radio […]

Media lies: Hamid Mir asks Tariq Jamil to name TV owner

LAHORE: Hamid Mir, the host of Geo News programme Capital Talk, Thursday asked renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil to name the media owner he had alluded to in his prayer as the live telethon. Hosting the programme, Mir said that Maulana Tariq Jamil had said before praying that media thrived on lies and a […]

Concern over closure of news channel

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KARACHI: The Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) is gravely alarmed at the recent closure of a news channel as it has rendered hundreds of people jobless. The association also expressed concern over unilateral cuts in salaries and perks of working journalists in other media groups. “The painful announcements have come at […]

Radios installed at Panah Gahs to promote personal hygiene

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ISLAMABAD: The management of shelter homes has installed large radios at Islamabad-based facilities to promote personal hygiene among its dwellers through provision of content about precautionary measures against coronavirus (Covid-19). Talking to this agency at the G-9 shelter home, Prime Minister’s Focal Person on Shelter Homes Naseemur Rehman said: “The government in collaboration with the […]

Preacher appeals to TV channels to telecast Easter service

KARACHI: Last year, Reverend Shahid Anwar commemorated Good Friday surrounded by thousands of his parishioners. But with all religious gatherings suspended this year – in Pakistan and around the globe – he is commemorating the solemn Christian occasion at the vicarage, his residence on the grounds of the Central Brooks Memorial Church in Karachi where […]