Broadcasting | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) - Part 208
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Pemra stopped from conducting raids on cable operators

ISLAMABAD- Senior Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate Islamabad Arshad Ali has restrained the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) here on April 8, 2003 from conducting raids on the offices of cable operators in federal capital. The Judge has issued these instructions in hearing of application filed by 25 cable operators of twin cities, it […]

Law on dissemination of information fully intact

ISLAMABAD- Information Secretary Anwar Mahmood on April 7, 2003 said that the law on dissemination of information was fully intact and various measures were being taken to ensure flow of right and credible information to the people. The secretary, who was addressing a one-day seminar on “New World Information Order – Challenges and options for […]

Government proposes to allow 10 to 15 new TV channels: minister

ISLAMABAD- Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said the government had proposed to allow 10 to 15 new TV channels for free flow of information, and PTV should get ready to compete with them. He stated this while addressing the inaugural session of one-day seminar on “New World Information Order-challenges and opportunities for Pakistan”, organised by […]

FM-104 in Sialkot by month-end

SIALKOT- The district government and the management of Buraq Radio FM-104 on April 4, 2003 signed an agreement for the establishment of a radio station near Jinnah Stadium. The radio station is being established by the local private sector under the supervision of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). District Sports Officer Nasir Ali […]

Senators want Geo TV to cover proceedings

ISLAMABAD- Senators belonging to opposition parties demanded of the chairman Senate to allow the Geo television to cover the proceedings of the session after they piled heaps of complaints against the state-run PTV. The angry senators lashed out at the Pakistan Television for not giving them prominence in the news bulletins while reporting the proceedings […]

Western media reporting is biased: poll

KARACHI- Responding to an online polling question on the website of Jang and The News, “If the current war reporting in Iraq by the western media is unbiased?” majority called the war reporting by the western media is biased. The total votes cast numbered 27,246, out of which 19,331 (70.95 per cent) votes were in […]

TV, radio sales surge due to war

LAHORE- The demand for TV and Radio sets has registered a sudden increase in the electronics markets right after the US attack on Iraq, informed President of Lahore Electronics & Electrical Importers Association (LEEIA). “The markets have witnessed a raise of 10 to 15 per cent in the inquiries for middle size TV sets and […]

Ex-MD PTV dismissed as matter of routine: spokesman

ISLAMABAD- A Pakistan Television (PTV) spokesman has reiterated that former managing director Yousuf Baig Mirza was relieved of his responsibilities as a matter of routine and the termination of his contract was in no way connected with the issue of payment of arrears to PTV by any of its clients. Terming the allegations by the […]

Increase in monthly CTV charges allowed

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) as well as the Federal Information Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, have announced upward revision in the “basic CTV subscription from Rs 180 to Rs 225 per month”. But the actual charge thus will be more than this amount as it will also include what is called the […]

Minister asks cable operators not to screen vulgar contents

ISLAMABAD- The federal Information Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, has said that his ministry was making all out efforts for the welfare of the private sector and wanted the investors in the cable television (CTV) to prosper. But at the same time, the minister added, he was not in favour of CTV operators to screen anything […]

Pakistan Television MD’s services terminated prematurely

ISLAMABAD- The sudden termination of the contract of Managing Director of Pakistan Television takes its roots from his efforts to recover outstanding amount from a company owned by the brothers of Prime Minister’s adviser, sources said. Yusuf Baig Mirza, whose contract was renewed by the new government only a few weeks ago, was sent packing […]

Educational TV channels soon, says minister

ISLAMABAD- Federal Information Technology Minister Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari on March 6, 2003 said the government was developing infrastructure for satellite educational TV channels. “The project will be completed soon and, initially, two TV channels will be available 24 hours a day for imparting education,” he said while speaking at a two-week regional course on […]

PCB signs agreement on TV broadcast rights

LAHORE- PCB has signed a multi-million dollar agreement, for the sale of its television broadcast rights for all international matches, with a consortium comprising Taj Television Limited and ARY Digital on February 28, 2003. A PCB spokesman pointed out that the 5-year agreement, which becomes effective from April 2003, for a record sum of US […]

Approval for TV channels to be sought: Rashid

ISLAMABAD- Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on February 28, 2003 said his ministry was preparing proposals for approval from the president and prime minister to allow print media organizations to start private television networks. He said this would require amendment in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Ordinance to lift the present ban on […]