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IHC CJ lauds court reporters’ role

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah Friday termed the role of court reporters important in restoring public confidence in the judiciary and hoped they would continue to perform their duties in a professional way. Chief Justice Athar Minallah expressed these views at a reception for newly-elected office-bearers of the Islamabad High Court […]


Petition against PEMRA order withdrawn

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) along with journalists, anchors and media analysts on Wednesday withdrew their petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against a directive issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banning broadcast of speeches, interviews and public addresses by proclaimed offenders and absconders. Salman Akram Raja, counsel for […]


PTV removed from list of entities proposed for privatization

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ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Com­mittee on State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) on Wednesday decided to remove Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) from the list of the SOEs whose privatization has been proposed. The decision was taken at the request of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The information secretary told a meeting of the committee that PTVC was undergoing […]


BBC ends Sairbeen broadcast on Aaj TV alleging interference

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Friday said it would no longer broadcast its Urdu service news and current affairs programme – Sairbeen – on Aaj TV owing to “interference” with its bulletins. The move means BBC Urdu bulletins will no longer be available for television viewers in Pakistan. BBC World Service Director Jamie Angus said the BBC had experienced “interference in our news bulletins since October […]


Sahiwal judge-AC row: LHC summons CS, PEMRA chairman

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday summoned the Punjab chief secretary, all the commissioners in the province and the chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in a matter relating to the strike/protest by public servants in support of a former assistant commissioner of Sahiwal, who was got handcuffed by a civil judge […]


Aamer Manzoor restored as state TV’s MD

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Cabinet has restored Aamer Manzoor as the managing director of the state-run television. he was removed by the corporation’s board of directors on January 1st, reported Geo TV. The cabinet has also approved the dismissal of the three directors appointed through a notification issued on November 27 last year. They included Shahzada Naeem […]


Cabinet removes Naeem as PTV chairman

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ISLAMABAD: A day after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) barred Naeem Bukhari from serving as chairman of Pakistan Television, the federal cabinet removed him and two other directors of PTV board on Friday. At the same time, it reinstated Amir Manzoor, who had been sent home by Mr Bukhari. Federal Minister for Science and Technology […]


IHC restrains Naeem Bokhari from working as PTV chairman

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday restrained Naeem Bokhari from working as chairman of Pakistan Television (PTV) while hearing identical petitions against his appointment. Presiding over the case, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed that there needed to be a clear reason for relaxing the upper age limit for 65-year-old Bokhari, referencing the Supreme […]


PTV chairman’s hiring seems against SC guidelines: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The appointment of Naeem Bokhari as the Pakistan Television (PTV) chairman appears to have been made in violation of guidelines set by the Supreme Court (SC), observed the chief justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday. Hearing identical petitions against appointment of Mr Bokhari, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah advised the counsel for […]


Naeem Bokhari’s appointment as chairman state TV challenged

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LAHORE: The appointment of senior lawyer Naeem Bokhari as director and chairman of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC) has been challenged before the Lahore High Court. The petitioner, Usman Ghani, mainly argues that the impugned appointment has been made in violation of the Supreme Court judgments. He said the government appointed Bokhari, who is 65 years […]


Another plea filed with IHC against PTV head, others

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ISLAMABAD: Another petition has been filed with the Islamabad High Court against the appointment of Chairman PTV Naeem Bokhari and other top officials. Justice Aamer Farooq has forwarded the plea to Chief Justice Athar Minallah for hearing, as a similar petition is already filed with the court. Petitioner Shamas Iqbal through his lawyer requested the […]


PTV MD rejects charges

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KARACHI: Managing Director of Pakistan Television Corporation, Aamer Manzoor, on Friday firmly rejected the charges placed against him by the newly constituted PTV Board of Directors under the direction of PTV Chairman Naeem Bokhari. Manzoor said the “charge sheet” presented to him was in reaction to Manzoor’s efforts to stabilize the organization, which has been […]


PTV board ‘suspends managing director’

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ISLAMABAD: The board of Pakistan Television (PTV) Corporation on Friday suspended its managing director Aamer Manzoor for 10 days allegedly for “exercising powers beyond prescribed limits”. According to media reports, PTV’s board of directors took the decision at an emergency meeting on Friday evening that was presided over by its chairman Syed Naeem Bokhari. When […]


‘Credibility of news’

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday asked Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to devise a mechanism to ensure credibility of news. The committee observed that electronic media is running after rating of programs and there is no mechanism to ensure credibility of news. The committee, hence, directed PEMRA […]