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SHC restrains TV channel from defaming Bahria Town

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The Sindh High Court has restrained Channel 92 and its anchorperson from airing any defamatory programmes and false statements against Bahria Town Chief Executive Officer Malik Riaz, summoning them on November 8, 2018, The Express Tribune has learnt. The Bahria Town CEO and others filed a Suit No 1967 in the SHC against the channel and its […]

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‘279 PTV pensioners await payment’

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage on Thursday was given an update on pending payments of pensions to retired employees of Pakistan Television (PTV). It was told that from a total of 3,108 pensioners, payments of 279 were pending while the rest had been paid. An amount of Rs1.330 […]

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Govt plans new body to regulate media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday announced a broad outline of the newly proposed Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) to oversee print, electronic and social media. The announcement set alarm bells ringing among stakeholders including journalists who complained that they had not been consulted on the issue and expressed scepticism over the government […]

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After a short break…: Hamid Mir to host Capital Talk at Geo News again

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KARACHI: Attached with the profession of journalism for decades in Pakistan, famous journalist, analyst, columnist and anchorperson Hamid Mir will host Capital Talk programme on Geo News again from Monday, after a short break. His strong comments and analyses are given very importance in journalistic circles. Hamid Mir has spent a long period of his […]

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Pemra issues notice to TV channel for airing ‘false’ reports against ministers

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a notice to a TV channel on Saturday for airing news reports deemed to be against Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar and the Minister of State for Interior, Shaharyar Afridi. The regulator directed the TV channel to air rebuttals or furnish evidence in support of its […]

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Applications sought for Jang, Geo, Aga Khan Trust Architecture Design Awards

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LAHORE: The Architecture Design Awards under the Jang Group, Geo TV and Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been announced. An introductory ceremony for this purpose was organised at Alhamra on Wednesday. On the occasion, Faqeer Ijazuddin, Nayyer Ali Dada, Masood Khan and Kamran Lashari expressed their views about Lahore city and its landscape. Maria […]

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Film industry’s revival calls for increase in digital cinemas

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LAHORE: Strong storylines, advancements in technology and the younger crop of talented actors and film-makers have played a pivotal role in rejuvenating Pakistani cinema. With quality work infiltrating theatre halls now, we are finally heading in the right direction in terms of public entertainment. The rebirth of Pakistan’s film circuit has been followed by the demand […]

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HEC chief to go live on web-based TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri will go live on the commission’s web-based television channel, Higher Education EduTV, once in a month from Oct 18. According to a statement, the basic objective of the EduTV is to address the critical need for improving communication with the stakeholders and creating awareness about […]

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Rating cos asked to register with Pemra within 3 days

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday directed the media rating companies to provide the viewership data to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the authority will display the same on its website. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umer Ata Bandial and […]

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Terrified of television

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IF you want to experience an avalanche of unpleasant visual phenomena, all you need to do is turn on the television. As I write this, three-quarters of the screen is devoted to a speech being given by the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly. Every now and then the camera pans across the […]

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Pemra cautions TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday cautioned the television channels against broadcasting derogatory remarks and comments against the superior judiciary. “During the monitoring of satellite TV channels for the last few days, a trend has been observed wherein News and Current Affairs Satellite TV channels have been found airing live footages, […]

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Court rejects Dr Shahid’s bail plea

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ISLAMABAD – A local court Friday turned down bail petition of anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood in a case related to his alleged role in financial irregularities in the state-owned channel PTV. Special judge Central Irum Niazi rejected his bail plea directing the police to produce him before the court by arresting the accused on next hearing of […]

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TV anchor tenders unconditional apology to court

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ISLAMABAD: Arshad Sharif – the anchorperson of private TV channel ARY News programme ‘Powerplay’ – tendered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court on Thursday, which was accepted by a three-member bench. Apart from Arshad, TV channel’s lawyer Faisal Chaudhry, Pemra Chairman Saleem Beg and counsel for PBA [Pakistan Broadcasters Association] Faisal Siddiqui, Arif Bhatti […]

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Pemra auctions five satellite TV licences through open bidding

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) conducted on Tuesday bidding for issuance of five satellite television licences against an advertisement issued on Sept 1. The process was delayed due to litigation and was initiated after the courts ruled in favour of the authority. The bidding was held at the Pemra headquarters. The categories […]

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