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Modernization of State media

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WHILST every government used Radio Pakistan and PTV as their mouthpiece but unfortunately, nothing was done in the past to transform them as per the modern day requirements. This is the reason that today they present a sorry state of affairs like any other state enterprise. It is, however, heartening to see Minister for Information […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) directs NADRA to restore citizenship of JUI-F leader, Declares PEMRA order of restraining TV channels from inviting, projecting the petitioner in talk shows as illegal.

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By accepting the petition of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F)’s former senator Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah challenging National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA)’s decision to cancel his citizenship, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directed NADRA to restore his citizenship. A single bench of the IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah announced the verdict […]


Use of Abusive Language In Morning Show, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued show-cause notice to Neo TV

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued a show-cause notice to Neo TV on Tuesday May 18, 2021, for airing morning show with inappropriate content, during exchange of views guests including comedian Syed Basit Ali and other performers on the show had a fight used abusive language. PEMRA notified the use of inappropriate language and […]


PTV News to start digital transmission next month: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday said PTV News would begin digital transmission next month. In a tweet, he said now PTV was also available on YouTube. Newspaper: Business Recorder Other Sources: The Nation


National Accountability Bureau (NAB) summons Kaira in PTV funds case

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ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to summon PPP senior leader Qamar Zaman Kaira next week to record his statement in the ongoing investigation against former Managing Director (MD) Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) Yousuf Baig Mirza regarding illegal use of expenditures and misappropriation of government funds. NAB Rawalpindi had summoned him last […]


Ahsan Khan’s show fined for using animals as prop

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs500, 000 on a national entertainment channel for using animals as prop in its program Time Out with Ahsan Khan. A petition was filed against the program, which is hosted by Pakistani film and television actor Ahsan Khan, by lawyer Faizullah […]


Code of conduct violation: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) asks Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to act against private channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Thursday asked the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take action against those private TV channels, which violated the code of conduct, aired unofficial and unconfirmed results of NA-249 by-election before 6:00pm. According to the Election Commission spokesman, the electoral body had given instructions to the media […]


Electronic media editors reject Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) curbs

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ISLAMABAD: The electronic media regulator has advised satellite television channels not to report on government meetings under progress, but the stakeholders expressed concern over the directive. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) said news channels should exercise caution while reporting on decisions taken at cabinet meetings and rely […]


Reviving PTV

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It is no secret that the PTV, Pakistan’s state-owned broadcaster, is in need of some changes. The production value of PTV’s content has not been updated over the years. Poor financial management, wastefulness and overstaffing have led PTV to become one of the many state enterprises which went from being profit-making to loss-making entities. Modernisation […]


PTV to be run on modern lines, says Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry said on Wednesday that he had resumed the process of reforms in his ministry that he had begun in 2018. The measures include the revamping and modernisation of the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV). The minister said in a series of tweets the PTV News had been given a deadline […]


Shahera Shahid posted as Additional Secretary (In-charge) Info and Broadcasting Division

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Islamabad –  Ms. Shahera Shahid, BS-21 officer of Information Group, presently posted as Additional Secretary, Information and Broadcasting Division has been posted as Additional Secretary (In-charge), Information and Broadcasting Division with immediate effect and until further orders, said a notification issued by the Establishment Division here on Friday. According to another notification by the ED […]


Pemra bans TLP coverage

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned the television and radio coverage of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), citing an interior ministry’s Thursday notification proscribing the religious party for engaging in “acts of terrorism, acting in a manner prejudicial to the peace and security of the country”. In a communique sent to all […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority.(PEMRA) prohibits media coverage of banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP)

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Media coverage of the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) was declared prohibited on Thursdday by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). PEMRA’s notification followed one by the Ministry of Interior which declared the TLP a banned organisation for engaging in acts of terrorism, and acting in a manner prejudicial to the peace and security of […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) fines ARY News for airing fake news against Meesha Shafi

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KARACHI: Earlier, in January 2021, Meesha Shafi had her plea finally registered at the supreme court after an amendment made to the interpretation of the ‘workplace’ for harassment cases in workplaces. However, her battle has been beyond that of the courtroom. Circulation of fake news has been a major hurdle in her path, one prominent […]