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Ex-minister seeks review of SC order on Qasmi’s appointment as PTV chief

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ISLAMABAD: Soon after the retirement of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, former federal information minister Pervaiz Rasheed has sought a review of the Supreme Court’s judgement of Nov 8, 2018 that requires recovery of a hefty amount from him for his role in the appointment of playwright and columnist Ataul Haq Qasmi as […]


Private channel anchor issued warrant for damaging JS Group credibility

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KARACHI: An additional district and sessions judge Friday issued bailable arrest warrants for the anchorperson of a private TV channels “for damaging the credibility of JS Bank and JS Group”. The bank submitted a written complaint in the court stating that the accused anchor gave false and concocted remarks about reputed JS Bank in a […]


Pemra warns TV channels against anti-judiciary content

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a warning again to the satellite television channels to desist from what it called malicious and indecent content during talk shows and discussions regarding the state institutions, particularly the judiciary. In a statement, the authority said that despite earlier directives, advice and warnings it was a […]


Sindh CTD steps up monitoring of social media to prevent spread of ‘hatred, militancy’

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KARACHI: As the federal government plans a new body to regulate the print, electronic and social media, the police authorities in Sindh have developed a technical team under its anti-terror wing that has started monitoring all digital platforms amid their growing use for “promotion of ideology of hatred, anti-state activism and militancy”, a senior official […]


Contempt notices served on Maula Jatt title users

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LAHORE – The Intellectual Property Tribunal Lahore has issued contempt notices in a petition filed against the use of a Punjabi film’s title “Maula Jatt” in an upcoming film “The Legend Of Maula Jatt”. The notices were issued to Ammara Hikmat, Bilal Lashari, Nasir Adeeb, Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick, secretaries […]


PPF condemns attack on three journalists covering political rally

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the attack on three journalists during a political party rally in Lagos, Nigeria. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the Nigerian government and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly and independently investigate the […]


Famed TV star Safia Khairi passes away

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Renowned television actor Safia Khairi passed away last night in Karachi, aged 86. The news was announced by her daughter Umber via Twitter. “My mother Safia Khairi has gone after a long and interesting life. A beautiful, compassionate, opinionated woman with a very strong sense of right and wrong. RIP,” the columnist wrote. Khairi began acting […]


MQM leadership settles defamation case with Geo/The News reporter out of court

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LONDON: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s founder Altaf Hussain and one of the party’s Rabita Committee members have issued apology to this correspondent in an out-of-court settlement for which a petition was filed for a defamation case before the London High Court. This correspondent had approached the court after negotiations with the MQM-London’s leadership failed over […]


Indian content on TV channels

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In remarks bound to ruffle many a feather, the nation’s top judge has declared that the Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be aired on Pakistani TV channels, citing its deleterious effects on our culture. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar’s comment on Wednesday possibly referred to the unabashed obscenity and vulgarity which the […]


Soundcheck: The Sounds Of 2019

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Sometimes it feels like there’s not much happening in Pakistani music other than what you see on TV in the form of music shows such as Coke Studio, Pepsi Battle of the Bands and Nescafe Basement. But turn the TV off and, instead, turn to the internet and there is this whole other world of […]


Pemra chief urges zero Indian content

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Islamabad (PR) – Pemra Chairman Muhamnad Saleem Baig on Friday visited Regional Office Lahore. Regional General Manager Lahore Ayesha Manzoor Wattoo gave briefing about the operational activities, licensing and enforcement in Lahore Region. The Pemra chairman was also briefed on the ongoing crackdown being carried out by Pemra field staff in close coordination with other […]


Info ministry resolves issue of ad rates amicably

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The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has concluded an amicable settlement to the issue of government rates of advertisements for broadcast media. The new slabs agreed with the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) are estimated to result in savings of seventy percent to the government. These rates will be for peak hours only and will be […]


Indian content and discontent

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Former Indian army chief and now a junior cabinet minister VK Singh just made a prediction. Banning Indian content will not stop Pakistanis from watching Indian shows. The fact that someone with Mr Singh’s profile felt the need to make such a remark shows you India is its own worst enemy. This remark ostensibly came […]


Tareen moves ATC for acquittal in Parliament House attack case

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ISLAMABAD: A senior leader of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Jahangir Khan Tareen, has filed in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) an application seeking acquittal in a case relating to an attack on the Parliament House and Pakistan Television building during the 2014 sit-in. ATC judge Syed Kausar Abbasi Zaidi, after a preliminary hearing of Mr […]