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Pemra auctions 70 licences of satellite TV stations

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday initiated an auction at its headquarters in Islamabad for the issuance of 70 more licences for satellite TV broadcast stations. The auction will continue until tomorrow during which licences will be auctioned in seven categories — news, current affairs, education, sports, health, entertainment and agriculture. Representatives […]


PBA opposes issuance of licences for satellite broadcast stations

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has criticised a decision by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to conduct auction proceedings for the issuance of licences for satellite TV broadcast stations without taking up a petition filed by PBA against the proposal. The association appealed to the prime minister to intervene and stop the process. According […]


PPF condemns law suit against radio talk show host

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the law suit against radio talk show host, Henry Costa. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has condemned the action taken against the journalist and Roots FM and urged the concerned authorities to immediately look into this matter […]


Illegal Indian DTH, C-line equipment torched in Pindi

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) with the support of All Pakistan Satellite Goods Association and Rawalpindi Traders Union on Thursday torched illegal Indian DTH & C-Line Equipment at Imperial Market, Raja Bazaar, Rawalpindi. PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig was the chief guest. Participants also chanted slogans against Indian DTH and in […]


Alleged defamation of state institutions: Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s bail extended by 2 days

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A sessions court in Karachi on Monday extended by two days the interim pre-arrest bail granted to journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case pertaining to alleged cyber terrorism, electronic forgery and defamatory remarks regarding the state institutions. Last week, the court had granted an interim bail before arrest to the journalist in a […]


Pemra chief urges cable operators to stop airing Indian channels

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KARACHI: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman Mirza Saleem Baig has asked cable operators to air more Pakistani channels and told them they were not allowed to show Indian channels. Addressing a press conference on Friday, he warned the cable operators of strict action if they violated the law. The Pemra chairman further said […]


Arshad Khan removed as acting MD PTV

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ISLAMABAD – The ongoing tussle between Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry and Chairman Pakistan Television Corporation Arshad Khan has been ended after withdrawal of acting charge of Managing Director PTVC from the latter on Thursday. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a notification and Hassan Immad Muhammadi, Director Admin and Personnel PTVC has […]


Pemra chief presents performance report to Sindh governor

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Pemra chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig along with Executive Member Ashfaq Jumani called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail here on Thursday. The chairman presented Pemra’s performance report for the FY 2015-18 to the governor. During meeting, the chairman discussed various issues related to electronic media industry in Pakistan and expressed his unequivocal resolve to play a […]


PM forms body for setting media strategy for PTI leaders

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ISLAMABAD   –    Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted a four-member committee for setting media strategy for members of the federal cabinet and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf senior leaders on daily basis to highlight the federal government’s initiatives and achievements in electronic and print media, The Nation has learnt. Well-placed sources told The Nation that Federal Minister for […]


16 candidates shortlisted for state-run TV MD’s post

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has shortlisted 16 candidates out of 43 applicants for the post of new Managing Director (MD) of the state-run television. The ministry invited applications for the post OF MD on February 1. Besides, former director ISPR Brigadier (R) Attiqur Rehman the other candidates are Dr Muhammad Zubair Iqbal, […]


Pemra’s curbs on ex-servicemen’s appearance in TV shows to be challenged in IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Ex-Servicemen Legal Forum, an association of retired army officers-turned-lawyers, has decided to challenge a notification of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) to TV channels, imposing some restrictions on the appearance of retired military officers in TV programmes as defence analysts. The convener of the Forum, retired Lt Col Inamur Rahim Khawaja, […]


Telecasts of television channels disrupted in many parts of the country

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The transmission of Pakistani TV channel, Channel 24 and its sister channels, including City 42, City 41 Faisalabad and Rohi City News has been taken off air in many parts of Pakistan. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) ordered the cable operators to take channel off air after the journalist Najam Sethi in his […]


PTV to start making profits by June: MD

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television Corporation will start making profits by June, Managing Director Arshad Khan said on Thursday. In his statement, he added that the primary beneficiary of this success would be the PTV employees. The current management had inherited massive liabilities, but PTV would reverse this trend by doubling the revenue for 2018-19 over that […]


PTV will turn profitable by end of June: MD

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ISLAMABAD PR – The Managing Director Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Arshad Khan has announced that PTV will turn profitable by the end of June 2019 after posting losses over the past many years. He added that the primary beneficiary of this success will be PTV employees. Arshad Khan said the current management had inherited huge […]