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TV journalist found dead in Mailsi town

VEHARI: A newsman working for a TV channel was found dead on Thursday, five days after he went missing. Zafar Abbas, 40, was working for 7-News from Mailsi town, 25km from here. His body was found in a dry well at Mauza Kali Shah within the jurisdiction of Mitro police station. Rana Akram, the station […]

Pakistan: Two staffers of Dunya television injured in IED blasts in Quetta.

Quetta: Two staff members of Dunya television were injured when improvised explosive devices (IED) exploded, the first IED went off near the office of a transport company at Khezai Chowk area. Reporter Ibrar Ahmed and Cameraman Rehmat Ali reached the area to cover the first explosion, then the second IED exploded. Ahmed and Ali were […]

Foreign channel awarded broadcasting rights without open bid

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given broadcasting rights to a foreign channel without an open bid and payment and claimed that it has been done to resolve a dispute. The channel which has got the broadcasting rights is apartner of the PCB. After taking legal advice, the PCB has given the broadcasting rights […]

PEMRA confiscates thousands of illegal Indian device

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has been successfully running throughout the country its drive against Indian Direct-to-Home (DTH) devices, C-Line equipment, Indian channels and Indian content. During this crackdown that has been continuing for two weeks, Pemra has impounded thousands of illegal equipment – C-Line receivers, low-noise block downconverters (LNBs), dish antennas and […]

Journalists to march on LoC today

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MUZAFFARABAD: More than four hundred journalists from different parts of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir have arrived here to take part in a “symbolic march” towards the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday. The march, organised by the Central Union of Journalists (CUJ), a regional body, has attracted attention of media professionals across the country. “For […]

Power infrastructure: KE drive to remove illegal TV & Internet cables begins

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K-Electric on Thursday initiated drive against unauthorised cable, TV and internet wires hanging on its electric poles throughout the city. The move comes in the wake of electrocutions of nearly 20 people in the recent two spells of monsoon rains in the city. It is relevant to mention here that Sindh Police in its report […]

PPF condemns attack on Teletica TV channel

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica has expressed concern over the attack on the Teletica TV channel in Costa Rica. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the attack on station and urged the concerned authorities to immediately investigate the matter and […]

PBC to celebrate 72nd anniversary of founding Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: ‘We Are Pakistan’, is the title for a month long programme to celebrate 72nd anniversary of founding of Pakistan by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in befitting manner. It would also be the anniversary of the PBC. A ceremony marking the launch of programmes was held at the National Broadcasting House in Islamabad on […]

PBA slams Geo’s relocation by cable operators

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the relocation of Geo News from its original position to later numbers of channels by the media regulator Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). In a statement on Tuesday, the PBA said a complaint was lodged by its member channel Geo News, saying it had been moved on several cable […]

Reporters of television channels attacked by lawyers

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Two reporters Muhammad Tayyab of Channel 41 and Ali Raza of Channel 24 television channels and a cameraman of Channel 24 Waqas Ahmed were beaten by a group of lawyers of Supreme Bar Council including the Bar Secretary, Shahid Munir on July 23, 2019 in Faisalabad. Tayyab, Raza and Ahmed were taking interview of Muaz […]

Television News channel taken off air and numbers reshuffled in many parts of the country

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The transmission of Geo News television channel was taken off air and its channel number abruptly changed in many parts of the country hours before Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s visit to the Washington, D.C., for an official visit on July 20, 2019. According to the channel’s managing director, Azhar Abbas, “the channel was blocked […]

PPF condemns the attack on TV journalist in Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda has expressed concern over the attack on journalist Godfrey Katongole on July 15, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on journalists working in the line of duty and urged the concerned authorities to immediately look into this […]

Pakistan high risk country for media pluralism: report

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ISLAMABAD: A collaborative research study, the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) Pakistan — carried out by the global media rights organisation Reporters Without Borders and Pakistani media watchdog Freedom Network — has found Pakistan a “high risk country” in terms of media pluralism. The study says more than half of the mass media ownership in Pakistan is […]

Hearing on Fawad’s petition against TV anchor tomorrow

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LAHORE: A judicial magistrate will resume hearing on Friday (tomorrow) of a private complaint filed by Federal Minister for Science & Technology Fawad Chaudhry seeking action against news anchor Sami Ibrahim for allegedly defaming him by running a malicious campaign. The magistrate had issued a notice during the last hearing to Mr Ibrahim asking him […]