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Pemra says its advisory misinterpreted

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) said yesterday that its advisory was misinterpreted and by no mean it was to restrict freedom of expression. In a new directive issued here, the Pemra said, “There is misinterpretation of above quoted Pemra advisory. By no means it was to restrict freedom of expression as being projected […]


Pemra bars anchors from offering opinions in talk shows

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ISLAMABAD: In what appears to be another move to curb the media, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has barred television anchors from giving their “opinions” during talk shows and limited their role to “moderator”. In a scathing directive issued on a weekly holiday, the electronic media watchdog also directed the anchors hosting regular […]


Inapt analyses, negative remarks on TV : No word against state institutions, warns Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned regular TV talk show anchors from appearing in other talk shows. The authority also warned those indulging in “inappropriate and biased analyses and negative propaganda” of action. According to a Pemra’s announcement, under Pemra regulations, anchors are liable to host the show impartially and objectively […]


Pemra asks TV channels not to discuss sub-judice matters

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued new directives to all TV channels regarding analyses, views and discussion on sub-judice matters. In a statement issued here on Sunday, the regulatory authority said it has taken cognizance of various speculative TV talk shows whereby anchorpersons, in violation of code of conduct, have tried to […]


JUI’s Hamdullah not a Pakitani: Nadra

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ISLAMABAD – After declaring Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) senior leader Senator Hafiz Hamdullah Saboor as alien by National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) directed all TV channels to stop inviting him to talk shows. A notification issued by Pemra here on Saturday stated: “The National Database & Registration Authority (Nadra) vide […]


Sindh information minister slams Centre’s ‘unannounced restrictions’ on the media

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KARACHI: Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani on Tuesday condemned what he described as “unannounced restrictions on the media” and attributed the financial crisis being faced by the media to the “failed” policies of the federal government. Mr Ghani was speaking to journalists at Karachi Press Club in its ‘Meet The Press’ programme. “Bans are slapped […]


Only live coverage on TV channels banned, Senate body told

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was Tuesday informed that there was only ban on live coverage and no TV channel had been asked to ban a particular figure. Giving a briefing to the committee that met at the Parliament House with Senator Faisal Javed in the chair, Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media […]


Minister urges media to avoid reporting on lawyers’ misconduct

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LAHORE: Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem on Monday said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) considered the legal fraternity a great asset of the country and had been accommodating it like never before. Speaking at a gathering of lawyers at Lahore Bar Association (LBA), the minister, who belonged to Sindh, said the people of Lahore and lawyers […]


‘Media reports surge in inflation but does not tell causes behind it’

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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Finance has said that the government’s macroeconomic adjustment and demand management policies for stabilisation have started making an impact as visible in the moderate growth of 3.3 % in the FY2019. While The Finance Division pointed out that the media reports while referring to surge in inflation but did not take into […]


Police officials thrash 24 News cameraman

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ISLAMABAD — Freedom Network has called for action against police officials involved in violence against a 24 News Television cameraperson in Sukkur. In a video clip shared on Twitter, several police officers are seen hurling punches at Amin Buksh Ali, pushing and slapping him repeatedly. The network did not mention what prompted the violence against […]


‘Ban’ on media coverage: JUI-F writes to HR, journalist bodies against Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: On account of being a major opposition party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has written letters to human and journalist rights organisations in which it pointed out that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed ban on the broadcasting coverage of its chief. It also stated in letter that JUI-F is continuously raising its voice […]


Curbs on media, democracy’s retreat discussed

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LAHORE: Speakers at Asma Jahangir conference on Sunday discussed the country’s political situation and curbs on the media. A session ‘Unwrapping State Discourse: National Security, Identity and Nation Building’ was moderated by veteran journalist Arif Nizami and the panelists were former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri, retired Let Gen Talat Masood, Senator Syed Ali Zafar, […]


Asma Jahangir Conference: Journalists vow to report facts, resist attacks on press freedom

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LAHORE: A session on ‘Electronic and Print Media (Freedom of Expression) in Pakistan’ on the first day of the Asma Jahangir Conference on Saturday started with a minute’s silence for the denial of entry to Pakistan to Committee to Protect Journalists Asia Programme Coordinator Steve Butler. Mr Butler, however joined the session he was supposed […]


Senate body wants forensic audit of Pemra officials’ phones

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee on Friday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to assist its members in a forensic audit of the mobile phones of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) chairman as well as its officials for allegedly blacking out media coverage of opposition parties. The Senate Committee on Human Rights confronted Pemra […]