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Digital cable policy approved, says Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday said the government had approved the National Digital Cable Policy 2021 for cable operators. During a meeting with a delegation of Cable Operators Association of Pakistan, he said under the policy, a subscription model would be launched enabling the existing cable operators to subscribe for running new channels. […]


Senate Body Seeks Plans for Proper Utilization of PTV, Radio Buildings

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The Senate’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday asked the management of Pakistan Television Corporation ( PTV) and Radio Pakistan to provide plans for proper utilization of their respective buildings in the next meeting. The committee, which met with Senator Faisal Javed in the chair, rejected the presentation given by the ptv management […]


The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) Files Formal Complaint with PEMRA against Private Channel

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The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has formally launched a complaint against a private tv channel with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for airing falsified facts and defamatory statements against the healthcare regulator. According to PMC spokesperson, the television channel had on three instances repeatedly aired slanderous statements and allegations against the PMC that were […]


Fawad asks fresh graduates to buckle up for Pakistan Television internship

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ISLAMABAD   – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chuadhry Fawad Hussain on Friday asked fresh graduates to get ready for a one-year internship course at the Pakistan Television Corporation under the ‘National Media Internship Program’. “PTV is pleased to announce internship for 200 students all over Pakistan, if you are less than 27 years of age, […]


Media’s role in moulding public opinion underscored

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LAHORE – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Saleem Baig called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at Civil Secretariat here on Monday to discuss the launch of a TV channel by the Punjab government. The CM appreciated the performance of PEMRA, adding that media played a pivotal role in moulding public opinion. […]


Parliamentarians to visit Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) next week

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ISLAMABAD—The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued at least 365 show-cause notices to various private TV channels and took action against 28 advertisements and dramas based on violation of the code of conduct. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib told this to the National Assembly while replying to a calling […]


PEMRA takes action on violation of code of conduct: Farrukh Habib

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ISLAMABAD   – Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib Friday informed the National Assembly that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) had taken action against some TV channels for violating its code of conduct. Reply to a Calling Attention Notice in the House, raised by Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali, Muhammad Anwar, Shahida Akhtar […]


Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) launches radio stations in Multan, Rawalpindi

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LAHORE: The Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) has launched Punjab Rung Radio FM radio stations at Multan and Rawalpindi. Pilac Director General Dr Sughra Sadaf told Dawn both new radio stations had started their test transmissions at the 99.4MHz. “Pilac has also been running the Punjab Rung Radio at Lahore for the […]


Government to merge PTV, Pakistan Radio for better results: Information Minister

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ISLAMABAD – The federal government has decided to merge two state broadcasters Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan for the purpose of better governance. “The process of merger has started under the directives of the federal cabinet, and initially boards of directors of both organisations would be merged”, Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary said while exclusively […]


Digitalization of State media

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SPEAKING in the National Assembly on Monday, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain announced the digitalization plan for the state media including PTV, Radio Pakistan and Associated Press of Pakistan (APP). He said the PTV will become HD whilst Radio Pakistan will also go digital in the month of August this year. As […]


Fawad urges early implementation of PTV, PBC’s joint up gradation projects

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ISLAMABAD   – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday stressed for early implementation of Pak-Japan joint projects of modernization and technical up gradation of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC). Talking to Ambassador of Japan Kuninori Matsuda, the minister said that both countries enjoyed a vibrant all round […]


Samaa TV bought by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf leader

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ISLAMABAD—PTI leader Abdul Aleem Khan has reportedly acquired Samaa TV channel from its owner Zafar Siddiqui. According to senior broadcast journalist and former president of Electronic Media Reporters Association (EMRA), Muhammad Asim Naseer, Samaa has been sold for Rs3.65 billion. Another media report suggested that the deal was closed between Rs3.7 to 4.9 billion for […]


Supereme Court issues contempt notice to local Pakistan Peoples Party leader, Ordered Federal Investigation Agency and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a contempt notice to a local leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party for his disrespectful outburst against Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and ordered the inspector general of Sindh to ensure the offender’s appearance before the court at the next hearing. A four-judge SC bench, headed by […]


Radio Pakistan DG appointed

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ISLAMABAD: Mohammad Asim Khichi, a senior grade 20 officer of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, has been appointed as director general of Radio Pakistan. He has also been given additional responsibilities of director general, Cyber Wing. Mr. Khichi has previously held positions in the cyber wing of Press Information Department, Prime Minister’s House, Pakistan Electronic […]