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BOL unblocked; management condemns PEMRA

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As BOL returned to the airwaves Wednesday following a Sindh High Court order, the channel’s managers condemned regulator PEMRA’s action for arbitrarily suspending its transmission two days ago. PEMRA had blocked BOL News and BOL Entertainment Monday, saying the network did not have the required security clearance from the Ministry of Interior. “We strongly condemn […]


Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), education ministry launch four education TV channels

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Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, is launching four education TV channels to keep the students informed about educational activities in the remote and far-flung areas of the country. In this regard, a MoU was signed by Additional Secretary Federal Education Ministry, Waseem Ajmal […]


ARY NEWS TRANSMISSION: SHC DIRECTS PEMRA TO SUBMIT WRITTEN ASSURANCE

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to submit written assurance with regard to resumption of transmission of ARY NEWS after the authority said that it has not suspended the transmission, ARY NEWS reported. During a hearing on a petition for restoration of ARY NEWS transmission, the […]


MoFEPT to run educational channels on PTCL’s smart TV app

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KARACHI: Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MoFEPT) and Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) signed an agreement for the provision of four educational OTT channels in order to deliver educational content to students across the country, at a ceremony on Friday. The channels will boost accessibility to quality educational content to foster learning and […]


Cabinet Okays reappointment of Saleem Baig as Pemra chairman

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has given an approval for reappointment of Saleem Baig as chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for a period of one year. Baig has already served as Pemra chairman for four years and his tenure lasted till June 28. Since then, the position of the head of the electronic media […]


Degrees of 85 Pakistan Television (PTV) employees found fake

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ISLAMABAD—As many as 85 state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) employees are employed based on fake educational degrees. Secretary Ministry of Information Shahira Shah, while briefing the Public Accounts Committee, stated that investigating the degrees of PTV employees is going on. So far, the degrees of 85 employees have been found fake. The secretary said the salaries […]


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 […]