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Ghani negates media reports of deal between PPP, federal government

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Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Labour Saeed Ghani has said that if Pakistan Peoples Party had to sign a deal with anyone, then its leaders would not have suffered so much. Provincial Information Minister clarified that discussion on media about any kind of deal of PPP with the Federal Government or anyone else was […]


AGAHI Awards-2019 Recognizes 47 Journalists For Excellence

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AGAHI Awards-2019 – Pakistan’s prestigious and most-sought after journalism recognition – has recognized 47 journalists for media excellence and ethics. The AGAHI Awards in its seventh year received thousands of submissions in more than 40 categories from across Pakistan, a press release said. A jury of national and international experts, development specialists, academicians and media […]


Foreign funding case: CEC sets no 15-day deadline

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday denied having given 15 days for completion of hearing in the foreign funding case. Election Commission Spokesperson Altaf Khan clarified that the hearing of the PTI foreign funding case would be held on a daily basis. However, he said a report attributing the Chief Election Commissioner […]


LHC bans media coverage of protests on The Mall

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday put a ban on the media coverage of all kind of protests held on The Mall, a red zone, and also ordered the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure its compliance. Justice Jawad Hassan passed the order while hearing the petitions against a prolonged protest/sit-in […]


PM’s special aide on media affairs steps down

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Media Affairs Yousuf Baig Mirza resigned from his post on Wednesday. Speaking to Dawn, Mr Mirza said he had served the prime minister with full commitment and dedication, but now he wanted to resume working in the media industry. Prior to his appointment as SAPM over […]


Court has to look how much freedom media should have: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday stressed to devise a code of conduct for media while hearing the contempt of court case. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah took up the hearing of contempt of court case. Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Geo News senior anchorperson Hamid Mir and many other anchors and […]


Ministry, ISPR join hands to expand radio broadcast to tribal districts

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Mi­­n­i­ster Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said the information ministry was working with the military’s med­ia wing to establish radio broadcast in tribal districts to counter negative propaganda from Afghanistan. “Radio Pakistan is not only our national broadcaster but it also has a special linkage with national security, […]


Allowing foreign content dubbing in Urdu: Pemra move to hit local entertainment channels hard

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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), scheduled to be held on Nov 20, will consider allowing several foreign entertainment channels having Landing Rights Permission (LRP) in Pakistan to dub 50pc of their total programming content in Urdu and other Pakistani languages, a move that will hit local entertainment channels and […]


IHC asks media to suggest ways to regulate content

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has formulated eight questions for the media and sought suggestions to regulate content in order to avoid airing of objectionable material in television programmes. The IHC chief justice framed these questions on Monday during the hearing of a case related to show cause notices issued to private television channels […]


Geo News wins ‘News Channel of the Year’ award again

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LONDON: Geo News was named News Channel of the Year 2019 at the sixth Asian Viewers Television Awards (AVTA) for the third consecutive year. Organisers of the event invite viewers each year to vote online for their favourite channels in categories of news and entertainment. The Asian Viewers Television Awards (AVTA) took place in London. […]


Media’s role against Indian atrocities in IoK highlighted

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Speakers at a conference held on Saturday urged the international community to play its role to end clampdown in the Occupied Kashmir imposed by India, saying the deteriorating human right situation in the valley can drive the two nuclear countries towards a war which would not only a threat to the region, but also to […]


Pemra chief apologises for ‘misleading’ advisory

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ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Moham­mad Saleem Baig, has tendered an unconditional apology in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and expressed regret for issuing a ‘misleading’ advisory that banned appearance of television anchorpersons in other talk shows. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Oct 29 issued a show cause […]


TV channel issues apology, pays damages to Reham after libel case

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LONDON: Broadcast journalist and the former spouse of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Reham Khan, this week won damages and was issued an apology by a private television channel after pursuing a libel case against it in the UK High Court. Ms Khan through her lawyer informed the UK High Court on Monday that Dunya TV in a […]


Fire erupts at PTV station

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KARACHI: A fire broke out at the Pakistan Television (PTV) Karachi station loca­ted in the New Town area on Friday, which destroyed wooden structures, said officials. No one was hurt in the incident. A fire brigade official added that the blaze erupted at the set designing store at around 12.36pm. Four fire engines rushed to […]