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SHC bars three TV channels from telecasting news about professor

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority council of complaints to look into the complaints of Karachi University and its associate professor against private TV channels and ensure compliance of the law and the regulations. The direction came on the petition of Dr. Mohammad Osama Shafiq, who filed […]


Ramazan transmission: minister asks TV channels not to air ‘indecent’ programmes

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Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has urged private channels not to broadcast indecent programmes in the name of Ramazan transmission. During the Question Hour session of National Assembly, the minister said that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) monitors contents of about 55 private channels to check whether they are […]


Understanding the news media

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Oxbridge Society and its co-ordinator Irshad Ullah-Khan were more than happy by Moeed Hassan Pirzada’s lecture in Islamabad last week, where he gave an overview of Pakistan’s media situation, past, present and future. It was good to get some basics sorted out, a description and facts and issues presented, so that people who are not […]


IHC bars Pemra from issuing new TV licences

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court Tuesday barred the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority from issuing new television channel licences. A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah conducted hearing of a petition filed by the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and also issued notices to Information Ministry and Chairman PEMRA. […]


Pemra auctions 58 satellite TV licences

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) held a bidding for the issuance of 58 satellite television licences here on Friday. The bidding committee was headed by Pemra Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig and private members of the authority Sarfraz Jatoi, Mrs Nargis Nasir and Mrs Shaheen Habibullah were also present during the bidding. PEMRA had […]


No ‘stay order’ on The Legend of Maula Jatt, confirms producer Ammara Hikmat

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The Legend of Maula Jatt, the upcoming Bilal Lashari film starring Fawad Khan in the titular role as well as Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malick, Mahira Khan, Ali Azmat and many others has won in the court of law. Producer Ammara Hikmat, taking to Twitter, shared a legal notice from the court that confirmed that […]


Pemra auctions 70 licences of satellite TV stations

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday initiated an auction at its headquarters in Islamabad for the issuance of 70 more licences for satellite TV broadcast stations. The auction will continue until tomorrow during which licences will be auctioned in seven categories — news, current affairs, education, sports, health, entertainment and agriculture. Representatives […]


PBA opposes issuance of licences for satellite broadcast stations

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has criticised a decision by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to conduct auction proceedings for the issuance of licences for satellite TV broadcast stations without taking up a petition filed by PBA against the proposal. The association appealed to the prime minister to intervene and stop the process. According […]


Illegal Indian DTH, C-line equipment torched in Pindi

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) with the support of All Pakistan Satellite Goods Association and Rawalpindi Traders Union on Thursday torched illegal Indian DTH & C-Line Equipment at Imperial Market, Raja Bazaar, Rawalpindi. PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig was the chief guest. Participants also chanted slogans against Indian DTH and in […]


Alleged defamation of state institutions: Journalist Shahzeb Jillani’s bail extended by 2 days

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A sessions court in Karachi on Monday extended by two days the interim pre-arrest bail granted to journalist Shahzeb Ali Shah Jillani in a case pertaining to alleged cyber terrorism, electronic forgery and defamatory remarks regarding the state institutions. Last week, the court had granted an interim bail before arrest to the journalist in a […]


Pemra chief urges cable operators to stop airing Indian channels

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KARACHI: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman Mirza Saleem Baig has asked cable operators to air more Pakistani channels and told them they were not allowed to show Indian channels. Addressing a press conference on Friday, he warned the cable operators of strict action if they violated the law. The Pemra chairman further said […]


Arshad Khan removed as acting MD PTV

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ISLAMABAD – The ongoing tussle between Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry and Chairman Pakistan Television Corporation Arshad Khan has been ended after withdrawal of acting charge of Managing Director PTVC from the latter on Thursday. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a notification and Hassan Immad Muhammadi, Director Admin and Personnel PTVC has […]


Pemra chief presents performance report to Sindh governor

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Pemra chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig along with Executive Member Ashfaq Jumani called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail here on Thursday. The chairman presented Pemra’s performance report for the FY 2015-18 to the governor. During meeting, the chairman discussed various issues related to electronic media industry in Pakistan and expressed his unequivocal resolve to play a […]


PM forms body for setting media strategy for PTI leaders

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ISLAMABAD   –    Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted a four-member committee for setting media strategy for members of the federal cabinet and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf senior leaders on daily basis to highlight the federal government’s initiatives and achievements in electronic and print media, The Nation has learnt. Well-placed sources told The Nation that Federal Minister for […]