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Film star Muhammad Ali remembered

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ISLAMABAD-Renowned film star of Pakistan’s silver screen Muhammad Ali was remembered on his 13th death Anniversary today. Muhammad Ali was born on April 19, 1931 in Rampur‚ India. His family moved from Rampur to Rohtak after his birth and then to Multan shortly after the independence of Pakistan. Muhammad Ali joined Radio Pakistan Hyderabad as a broadcaster in 1956. He also […]


LHC restrains filmmaker from ‘illegal’ use of Maula Jatt’s title, characters

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday stayed the unauthorised use of the title of the film Maula Jatt, dialogues, characters, making/shooting and exhibition of work identical to the movie. Justice Aminuddin Khan issued the stay order on a petition moved by Mohammad Sarwar Bhatti of Bahoo Film Corporation, the producer of the original 1979 […]


PPF condemns the brutal murder of Honduran journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed deep concern over the murder of Honduran journalist, Leonardo Gabriel Hernández. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has strongly denounced the brutal murder of Hernández and urged the government and concerned authorities of Honduras to thoroughly investigate and hold […]


New broad-based media association formed

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An announcement has been made regarding the establishment of a broad-based and comprehensive organisation named the Pakistan News Media Association (PNMA). Zia Shahid has been appointed the chairman of the organising committee for the new entity. As per the plan, the committee has been tasked with framing a constitution for the PNMA as well as […]


A star broadcaster fades away

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WAQAR Ahmad, who passed away in a London hospital on Wednesday, was one of the most outstanding broadcasters the BBC Urdu Service has had. The only son among the seven children of Nisar Ahmad, a prominent lawyer in Sitapur, in Uttar Pradesh (India), Waqar Ahmad completed his college courses in Lucknow before taking his master’s […]


NA committee stops state-run TV MD from working

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Tuesday expressed its displeasure over the absence of managing director of the state-run Pakistan Television from its meeting. The committee met here under the chairmanship of MNA Mian Javed Latif here at Committee Room of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Headquarters. At […]


PML-N questions logic behind establishing PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has questioned the logic behind establishing the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). During a meeting of the National Assembly Stan­ding Committee on Infor­mation, Broadcasting, Nat­io­nal Heritage and Literary Heritage on Tuesday, Mar­riyum Aurangzeb of the PML-N asked the reasons for setting up the new authority. She claimed that the […]


PPF condemns assault and detention of journalist in Malawi

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi has expressed concern over the assault and detention of journalist, John Paul Kayuni. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali, has denounced the vicious attack and detention of journalist in the line of duty and urged the authorities to drop all charges against […]


SPOTLIGHT: PAKISTAN’S PROBLEM WITH FILM WRITING

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Bumping into actor and filmmaker Humayun Saeed at an event a few days ago, I broached, in passing, the subject of what it was that ails Pakistan’s film industry. “It’s simple,” Saeed said. “We don’t have writers.” Saeed was referring to film writers, not drama writers, and if you ask anyone in the industry today, […]


42 vying for PTV managing director’s slot, court told

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ISLAMABAD: As many as 42 candidates are vying for the lucrative post of the managing director of Pakistan Television, the information and broadcasting secretary told the Islamabad High Court on Thursday. In response to identical petitions against the appointment of Arshad Khan as acting managing director, Information Secretary Shafqat Jalil submitted a written report “on the […]


A Ban On Indian Content?

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Indian content is about to be axed from our television screens- and not because of its poor quality. A PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) order of 2016, of restricting electronic media in Pakistan from broadcasting Indian content, is to be reinstated again as a three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday overturned […]


Right of freedom of speech not absolute: SC

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ISLAMABAD-  The Supreme Court has observed that the right of freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution is not absolute. The top court has further observed that the said right cannot be stretched to cover a speech, comment or publication which may tend to influence, impede, embarrass or obstruct the […]


Senate committee rejects PTV MD’s testimony

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ISLAMABAD:The Managing Director of Pakistan Television, Arshad Khan Mutmain, has failed to convince the senate’s standing committee for human rights. The committee has constituted a selection board on the matter of the PTV MD and has directed for appointments to be made on a permanent basis within two weeks. The federal minister for information, Fawad […]


SC endorses Pemra’s 2016 restriction on Indian content

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed Pemra’s (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) 2016 decision of restricting electronic media in Pakistan from broadcasting Indian content. A three-judge SC bench consisting of Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan granted leave to an appeal moved by Pemra and suspended the July 18, 2017 order of the […]