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Pemra has fined six major TV channels including ARY News

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has fined six national television channels for airing former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s controversial speech on the army chief’s appointment. The fined channels include ARY News, Channel Five, Express News, Dunya News, Aaj News and Seven News. Pemra issued show cause notices to these channels on September 5, 2022 […]


LHC dismisses plea against appointment of Chairman PEMRA

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  The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday dismissed the petition against the appointment of Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Muhammad Saleem Baig as not maintainable. According to the details, Lahore High Court Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan issued a reserved decision on the plea of Muhammad Kashif. Advocate Irfan Nasir Cheema appeared in […]


Senate Committee seeks PEMRA explanation on blocking Imran Khan’s telethon

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting has sought an explanation from PEMRA for blocking the broadcast of the fundraising telethon by PTI Chairman Imran Khan. Chairman PEMRA Salim Baig appeared before the committee meeting chaired by PTI Senator Faisal Javed and said that two channels were shut down for not having security clearance. […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) directs Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) TO RESTORE ARY news transmission

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday ordered Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to restore ARY News transmission. On Thursday, the PEMRA suspended transmission of ARY News for three days. Plaintiff Shah Khalid along with advocate Kashif Ali Malik appeared before the IHC in the case. The IHC while ordering immediate restoration of ARY […]


Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) suspends transmission of Bol News, ARY News for three days

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The Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) suspended Thursday the transmission of Bol News and ARY News for three days for not putting in place an effective “time delay mechanism” as directed by the media regulatory body. “In view of the written replies and sensitivity of the matter, the transmission of both channels has […]


Lahore High Court (LHC) seeks response from federal Govt, PEMRA over live speech of Nawaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought a response from the federal government and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on the petition against broadcasting the live speech of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Ex-Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Justice Shahid Waheed of Lahore High Court heard the petition against the live telecast of the […]


Supreme Court (SC) moved to prohibit defamation of state institutions, officials

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A constitutional petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking direction to the government to prepare and implement a specific code of conduct prohibiting defamation against state institutions and officials in line with Article 19 of the constitution. The petition was filed by six individuals belonging to different cities under Article 184 (3) […]


ARY News taken off-air during telethon for flood victims

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The cable operators have suspended the transmission of ARY News and some other TV channels in different parts of the country during the second telethon of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. The coalition government issued orders to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to suspend transmission of the TV channels airing the second […]


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to challenge Pemra’s ban in court

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday decided to approach court against the ban on live telecast of party chairman Imran Khan’s speeches and imposition of Section 144 in Islamabad. The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by PTI chief Imran Khan held at his Bani Gala residence where other issues confronting the party especially registration […]


BOL unblocked; management condemns PEMRA

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As BOL returned to the airwaves Wednesday following a Sindh High Court order, the channel’s managers condemned regulator PEMRA’s action for arbitrarily suspending its transmission two days ago. PEMRA had blocked BOL News and BOL Entertainment Monday, saying the network did not have the required security clearance from the Ministry of Interior. “We strongly condemn […]


IHC sets aside ban on Imran’s live coverage

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court issued a detailed order a petition of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, setting aside the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) ban on his live coverage. The media regulatory body had imposed a blanket ban on live coverage of Mr Khan’s speeches on August 20, after he allegedly threatened Additional District […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) warns TV channels against airing anti-state content

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Monday warned TV channels, directing them to refrain from telecasting any content against the state institutions. The regulatory body directed that any content either recorded or produced under the channels’ banner or aired during a live speech or a press talk against institutions should not be aired. Pemra, […]


Lahore High Court (LHC) moved against Telecast of Nawaz, Dar’s speeches

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A civil miscellaneous application was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC), seeking directions to quarters concerned to stop live telecast of speeches of former premier Nawaz Sharif and former finance minister Ishaq Dar. The petitioner stated in his petition that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had banned the live telecast on television […]


Islamabad High Court (IHC) directs PEMRA to restore ARY NEWS transmission in an hour

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday directed PEMRA to restore transmission of ARY NEWS on cable in an hour and warned action against the chairman of the regulatory authority in case of non-compliance, ARY NEWS reported. Chief Justice IHC Athar Minallah led the proceedings of a petition against the suspension of ARY NEWS […]