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Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA) urged by electronic media association to allow freedom of expression

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The Association of Electronic Media Editors and News Directors (AEMEND) on Wednesday said it is deeply concerned over the recent advisories issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). The media association, in a statement, said these advisories limit the scope of reporting and discussion on matters “which are of paramount public interest”. The […]


Who is empowered to send notices to private radio channels?

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PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former lawmaker Akhunzada Chattan said while addressing a press conference in Bajaur on Tuesday that objection has been raised on Radio Shumal because it runs local news and whenever its reporters visit the field, people start criticising government performance and also raise questions about alleged irregularities in […]


Contempt proceedings sought against PM Imran, others

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A petition, filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC), on Monday sought contempt proceedings against Prime Minister Imran Khan over his remarks against the judiciary during the premier’s live session with the public. The petition also said PEMRA and PTV should be questioned in regards to the ‘on-air contemptuous program’. Sardar Farhat Manzoor Khan, in […]


Pemra’s advice

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It is a crude attempt at curtailing freedom of expression. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a statement the other day telling news channels to refrain from airing “unsubstantiated, judgmental and unipolar [one wonders if the writer deliberately used this term connoting persistent depressive disorder] remarks” about the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), “with […]


Illegal FM stations shut in Bajaur

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BAJAUR: The local authorities on Wednesday closed down four private FM radio stations in Bajaur tribal district for functioning illegally. According to a notification issued by deputy commissioner Mohammad Fayyaz Khan, the district administration took the action after observing that the FM radio stations were not only functioning illegally but also broadcasting biased content. It […]


PEMRA directive violates liberties of expression and information: CPNE

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The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) expressing concern over the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) directive regarding reporting of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) activities has termed it as a “transgression of the canons of press freedom and free speech”. The CPNE asserted that Pemra has, through this directive, barred the TV channel […]


Petroleum price narrative: Build it, don’t push it

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First things first. Understanding of petroleum pricing in the Pakistani mass media at large is amateurish at best. No surprise that the reporting if often devoid of ground realities. There should be no second opinions that the understanding and the subsequent quality of reporting needs to improve drastically. That said, how this qualifies for the […]


PFUJ slams Pemra’s advice to TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has strongly condemned the issuance of advice barring all satellite TV channels to stop analysis on the performance of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) as this is unnecessary as per the standards of the globalised world we live in today. In a joint statement, PFUJ President Shahzada Zulfiqar […]


Pemra issues advice on airing biased analysis against NAB

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued advice on airing unsubstantiated and biased analysis regarding National Accountability Bureau (NAB). A statement issued by PEMRA said it has been monitored with concerns that Satellite TV licensees of (news & current affairs category) are indulged in airing highly unsubstantiated, judgmental and unipolar remarks […]


Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) urges United Producers Association (UPA) to improve teleplays content

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 11 (APP): Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Salim Baig Thursday urged the United Producers Association (UPA) to follow the PEMRA electronic media code of conduct 2015 in the upcoming drama serials being produced by various production houses. He said this during a meeting with a UPA delegation led by its chairman […]


PEMRA issues notice to ABB TAKK News for blackmailing and indecent content

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PEMRA has issued a notice to Pakistani private news channel Abb Takk for shamelessly promoting indecent content and blackmailing small businesses for funding their media channel. Abb Takk published a fake report claiming that two senior political figures, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Principal Secretary Azam Khan, were involved in a heated argument. The […]


Court summons chairman PEMRA on March 10 for taking illegal action against BOL News

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Chairman PEMRA Saleem Baig has illegally instructed the cable operators to shut down BOL News’ transmission in different cities. As per the details, PEMRA officials have threatened the cable operators to put BOL News on the last number Labbaik Pvt. Ltd, BOL News had earlier submitted a complaint to register an FIR against Chairman PEMRA […]


Radio Live Shows project for newly merged districts launched

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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a seminar here Saturday said that access to information is key to bringing about socio-economic development and transparency in the governance system. They spoke at the launching ceremony of the Radio Live Shows project in the newly merged tribal districts. Addressing the event, Secretary Local Governments and Rural Development Shakeel Ahmad Mian […]


Shibli discusses FM radio licences, digital cable policy with PBA

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Thursday discussed with the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) through a video conference FM radio licences and the National Digital Cable Policy-2021. The meeting was attended by Information Secretary Shahira Shahid, Pemra Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig, PID PIO Sohail Ali Khan, DG IP Manzoor Ali Memon and […]