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Ban on Indian films: LHC seeks replies from Centre, Pemra

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday sought replies from the federal government and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) within a week on a petition seeking ban on Indian films in Pakistan. The petitioner Sheikh Muhammad through his counsel pleaded that the import policy order 2016 announced by the federal government had banned import […]


PPF condemns the ongoing attacks on Prime Television

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia has expressed concern over the recent attacks on Lusaka based Prime Television. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the continuous attacks on Prime TV and urged the political parties and authorities in the Zambia to stop targeting […]


Fawad Chaudhry’s insistence

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Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information on February 25 that there was a need for a centralised regulatory authority for all types of media, print, electronic and digital. The minister mustered in support of his idea the convergence of news and entertainment in mobile phones because of […]


PPF condemns harassment on Zimbabwean journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe has expressed concern over the harassment on Zimbabwean journalist, Tafara Chikumira. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the attack on journalist by political party’s security officials and urged the authorities and political parties to stop targeting journalists […]


PPF condemns attacks on journalists and media workers during Nigeria’s election coverage

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the attacks on journalists and media workers during coverage of Nigeria’s Presidential and Senatorial elections held on February 23, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the attacks on journalists during election coverage […]


PPF condemns entrance ban on Russian journalist in Moldova

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Igor Dodon, President of Moldova has expressed concern over the ban on journalist Olga Yuryeva from entering Moldova. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this act of country’s law enforcement agencies and termed it an attack on media freedom. PPF also urged […]


Fawad insists on one regulatory authority for all media

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ISLAMABAD: Informa­tion Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that there was a need to have a centralised regulatory authority for all types of media, including print, electronic and digital. Briefing a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information presided over by Senator Faisal Javed, the minister said that advancement of technology had led to converging of […]


Fawad offers to quit portfolio as PTV crisis deepens

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ISLAMABAD: The ongoing tussle among media managers of the government over the appointment of the managing director of state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has taken a new turn with federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry offering Prime Minister Imran Khan to change his ministry. While talking to Dawn on Sunday, the information minister refuted reports about […]


Pemra releases its annual performance report

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has released its annual report for financial years 2015-18, citing a survey, it said that 65 percent watch cable television, 25 percent are terrestrial viewers while only 09 percent have access to media through satellite dishes. Section 17 of Pemra (Amendment) Act-2007 ordains compilation and submission of […]


A case against banning ‘hate speech’

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Who would not want to ban ‘hate speech’, right? After all, at some point most people have heard something that makes them want to see gags placed on offensive speech. But bear with me for the length of this piece — for by the end of it, I hope to make you slightly more reluctant […]


Govt seeks inquiry into ‘huge payment’ made from PTV’s account

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Friday ordered an inquiry regarding payment of a huge sum of money from state-run Pakistan Television’s bank account. In a letter written to the Islamabad Inspector General Police (IGP), Chaudhry sought a report over the matter as it appeared to be a ‘criminal case’. The action […]


Rifts emerge within govt media team over PTV crisis

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ISLAMABAD: Divisions and rifts within the media team of the government surfaced on Wednesday when federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said some special assistants and advisers to the prime minister were backing the Pakistan Television managing director who was taking a huge salary package despite the financial crisis PTVwas facing. During a visit to PTV Centre, the minister […]


PEMRA chief presents performance report to president

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chairman Muhammad Saleem Wednesday presented Authority’s performance report over its operations and accounts for the financial years 2015-18 to the President Dr Arif Alvi at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The president, while appreciating the efforts of PEMRA, directed that PEMRA should make this report a regular annual feature to keep abreast […]


Complying SC order, banning Indian content

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Muhammad Saleem Baig on Tuesday lauded the role television channels and cable operators in ensuring compliance of the Supreme Court (SC) orders, banning Indian channels and its content. He held a meeting with office-bearers of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and representatives of cable operators Sindh region […]