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Pemra fines TV channel Rs0.5m over derogatory remarks

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed Rs500,000 fine on a private TV channel over passing of derogatory remarks by a writer and actor against woman and rights activist Marvi Sirmed while participating in a programme. A complaint was filed against the channel for allowing the writer to pass derogatory remarks about […]


To be Honest becomes Pakistan’s first digital show

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ISLAMABAD: ‘To be Honest’, has become Pakistan’s first digital show to be telecast on any television channel. This announcement was made earlier today by the show’s director and creator Azfar Ali. He said ‘‘To be Honest’ has made history by becoming Pakistan entertainment industry’s ‘Digital First’ show. Initially streamed on Nashpati Prime,it is now being broadcast on […]


Pemra issues first teleport license to TeleNest

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KARACHI: Pemra has issued the first Teleport License of Pakistan to TeleNest (SMC) Pvt Ltd. A ceremony was held at the Pemra Headquarter to mark the event. Chairman Pemra Saleem Baig presented the Teleport License to CEO TeleNest Mehdi Raza. Director General Technical (PEMRA) Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Khan and GM Technical (TeleNest) Usman Minhas also […]


Unusual movement of share price alarms Hum Network

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ISLAMABAD: The Hum Network Limited has asked the stock exchange and the corporate sector regulator to investigate the surge in sale and purchase of the company’s shares, expressing suspicious change of hands. A letter dated August 10 was forwarded to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan […]


Chairman PEMRA calls on CM Balochistan

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QUETTA: Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Mohammad Saleem on Friday called on Chief Minister (CM) Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan at CM Secretariat. Matters pertaining to electronic media and establishing of FM Radio in Balochsitan were discussed. CM Balochistan, on the occasion, told the Chairman PEMRA that steps and uplift schemes underway for the […]


PFUJ criticises closure of Balochi television channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have condemned the closure of Balochi language television channel WASH as it has left hundreds of workers and journalists jobless. In a statement on Wednesday, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar and Secretary General Nasir Zaidi criticised the move as it was the only privately owned TV channel that aired […]


Court seeks arguments on plea seeking case against Faisal Vawda

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LAHORE: An additional district and sessions court on Saturday summoned the counsel of both parties for final arguments on a petition seeking registration of a criminal case against Federal Minister Faisal Vawda over charges of insulting national institutions by showing a boot in a TV talk show. The court has sought arguments after the police […]


Rs73.5 bn liabilities of state-run TV

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ISLAMABAD: Total liabilities of state-run Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Limited have increased to Rs73.5 billion. The state-run TV launched its six projects that incurred losses of up to Rs39 billion. In addition, the national TV is also facing liabilities of Rs15.2 billion in the head of pension fund, Rs19.3 billion in various heads that include […]


Govt servants banned to appear in media sans permission

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ISLAMABAD – The federal government has banned appearance of government servants in electronic, print and social media without permission. The Establishment Division wrote a letter to all federal secretaries, additional secretaries (incharge) and chief secretaries to ban the appearance of government servants in electronic, print and social media without permission. The letter says, “Various instances […]


Chairman PEMRA Calls For Rigorous Drive Against Obscenity, Vulgarity, Illegal Indian Content

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ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 23rd Jul, 2020 ) :Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Muhammad Saleem Baig on Thursday directed all officers and field staff to exhibit zero tolerance not only for Indian channels and content but also against vulgar and indecent material being relayed through any channel. This […]


Licence Of Cable Operators Violating Laws To Be Canceled: PEMRA Chairman

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Muhammd Saleem Baig Thursday visited the regional office here FAISALABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 23rd Jul, 2020 ) :Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Muhammd Saleem Baig Thursday visited the regional office here. Chairing a meeting , he said that licence of cable […]


Pakistan’s Supreme Court takes notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube, other social media platforms

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube and other social media platform and issued notices to the Foreign Ministry and the Attorney General of Pakistan. The apex court was hearing a case against suspect Shaukat Ali pertaining to a sectarian crime when the topic came under discussion. The court […]


Pemra initiates action against cable operators showing Indian content

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ISLAMABAD: The field staff of Pemra is taking action on dissemination of Indian content on TV by cable operators. This drive is in continuation of Pemra chairman’s orders. Pemra regional offices, including Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi Sukkur, Hyderabad, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa South and North Quetta and Gilgit-Baltistan under the supervision of regional general managers have […]


Increase in fee to put PTV on path of development

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ISLAMABAD – The steps being taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan for development and stability of national institutions will have positive results in the form of national development. With the approval of the increase in PTV licence fee by efforts of Federal Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz, Chairman PTV Arshad Khan and Managing Director Amir […]