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PTV-ARY consortium: PTV lawyer concedes irregularities in PSL broadcast rights deal

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Television Corporation has acknowledged before the Lahore High Court that the agreement for the broadcasting rights of PSL-VII signed between the state-run television corporation and private media group ARY was in violation of rules and against the principles of transparency. The counsel for the PTV, who appeared before the two-member bench of […]


Suspension of ARY news: senate seeks details on position of television channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting has sought details from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on the positions of TV Channels on the issue raised by ARY News regarding the blockage of its transmission. According to details, Senate committee chairman Faisal Javed Khan chaired the meeting – which was attended […]


Pemra slaps show-cause notice to ARY’s The Reporters program over fake news

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Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued a showcase notice to ARY News (ARY Communications Limited) over a fake news claimed by the analyst Chaudhry Ghulam Hussain that he met COAS and attributed a statement that embezzlement of US$9 billion was committed in CPEC projects by the then PMLN government led by Prime Minister […]


Reviving PTV

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It is no secret that the PTV, Pakistan’s state-owned broadcaster, is in need of some changes. The production value of PTV’s content has not been updated over the years. Poor financial management, wastefulness and overstaffing have led PTV to become one of the many state enterprises which went from being profit-making to loss-making entities. Modernisation […]


PBA elects new office-bearers

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KARACHI: Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) held its Annual General Meeting on October 31, 2020 at Karachi on Saturday.   Majority of members from TV & Radio category were present in the meeting. Three TV members viz. City 42 (Mohsin Raza Naqvi), Mehran TV (Ghulam Nabi Morai) and Neo TV (Ch Abdul Rehman) were unanimously elected […]


Chairman PEMRA Calls For Rigorous Drive Against Obscenity, Vulgarity, Illegal Indian Content

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ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 23rd Jul, 2020 ) :Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Muhammad Saleem Baig on Thursday directed all officers and field staff to exhibit zero tolerance not only for Indian channels and content but also against vulgar and indecent material being relayed through any channel. This […]


Licence Of Cable Operators Violating Laws To Be Canceled: PEMRA Chairman

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Muhammd Saleem Baig Thursday visited the regional office here FAISALABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 23rd Jul, 2020 ) :Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Muhammd Saleem Baig Thursday visited the regional office here. Chairing a meeting , he said that licence of cable […]


Pakistan’s Supreme Court takes notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube, other social media platforms

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took notice of ‘objectionable content’ on YouTube and other social media platform and issued notices to the Foreign Ministry and the Attorney General of Pakistan. The apex court was hearing a case against suspect Shaukat Ali pertaining to a sectarian crime when the topic came under discussion. The court […]


Pemra initiates action against cable operators showing Indian content

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ISLAMABAD: The field staff of Pemra is taking action on dissemination of Indian content on TV by cable operators. This drive is in continuation of Pemra chairman’s orders. Pemra regional offices, including Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi Sukkur, Hyderabad, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa South and North Quetta and Gilgit-Baltistan under the supervision of regional general managers have […]


Govt raises national TV fee from Rs35 to Rs100

ISLAMABAD: The government on Saturday increased the fee of national TV from Rs35 to Rs100. The state-run TV fee is collected by charging it to consumers’ electricity bills each month. This means that citizens have to pay the amount whether they watch the channel or not, reported the Geo News on Saturday. The increased fee […]


A rowdy public debate

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BACK in 2005, private news channels were still a new phenomenon in Pakistan and there were just a handful of them. Hence, the channels were experimenting with show formats and topics; and one such experiment on Geo had Hina Bayat, who now acts in dramas, hosting a show on ‘social’ issues. One evening, in 2005, […]


Pemra asks TV channels not to air ‘indecent content’

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued an advice to all satellite TV channels on Friday over airing of content about World Women’s Day, urging them to realise their “obligation to uphold moral values”. The advice said all satellite channels must ensure that programmes related to Women’s Day, being observed on Sunday (March […]


TV’s battle for survival

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Starting relatively late, the private television media grew within a short period. Against all odds, journalists working for various channels established their professional worth. The best example that comes to mind was the unprecedented coverage of the devastating earthquake in 2005. Remember, the private television sector was only three years old at the time. In […]


پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن نے میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت کے فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔

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درخواست جمع کرانے کی آخری تاریخ جمعہ،27فروری،2020 پاکستان پریس فاوٗنڈیشن (پی پی ایف)نے پاکستان میں میڈیا کی آزادی اور حفاظت   کے فیلو شپ پروگرام کے لیے درخواستیں وصول کرنے کا اعلان کردیا۔ اس فیلو شپ پروگرام کا مقصد آزادی اظہار رائے کو فروغ دینا اور میڈیا کارکنان کو مدد فراہم کرناہے تاکہ وہ میڈیا کی […]