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Plea for PTM coverage ban: Freedom of expression not unlimited, says IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) once again on Monday sought a reply from the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) chief Manzoor Pashteen, Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir MNAs for maligning the state institutions. Justice Aamir Farooq resumed the hearing of the petition seeking ban on the media coverage of the PTM. The court issued notices […]


Pakistan’s media regulator issues notices to TV channels for violating its decision

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 1, 2019 issued show cause notices to 14 TV channels for violating its advice to avoid commenting on reference filed against the Supreme Court and High Court judges with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). On May 31, PEMRA, the regulator of television and radio stations in Pakistan,  […]


SHC directs Pemra to submit progress report

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to submit a progress report regarding its council of complaint’s action on complaints of the Karachi University and its associate professor against three private TV channels for telecasting defamatory programmes and talk show. The direction came on the petition of Dr. […]


NAB debunks fabricated TV report maligning its chairman

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KARACHI: News One, a private news channel, was left red-faced and had to tender a public apology after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) denied a story aired by the channel showing a purported conversation of the NAB chairman with an unnamed woman. The NAB rejected in a statement the report about NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed […]


Pemra defends issuance of licences for new TV channels

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Islamabad: The Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regu­latory Authority (Pemra) has defended the issuance of licences for new satellite television channels and requested the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to dismiss a petition filed by the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA). Pemra informed the IHC on Wednesday that a representation filed by the PBA against the issuance of the […]


Ex-servicemen’s TV appearance: IHC moved against Pemra order

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) notification, binding the retired servicemen to obtain permission from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) for appearing in any private television channels talk shows as a defence analyst, has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court. Col Inamur Rahim (retd) stated in his petition that Pemra’s notification, issued […]


IHC warns information secretary to appoint PTV MD

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday warned the information secretary to appoint a Pakistan Television (PTV) managing director within three months or face the consequences. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani disposed of two identical petitions seeking the appointment of a PTV managing director and observed that the post has been vacant for more than 18 months, while the […]


PFUJ slams govt for imposing ban on ads for Dawn

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ISLAMABAD: The Paki­stan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has condemned the government’s decision to impose a ban on advertisements to the Dawn Media Group and termed it a move against media freedom. Afzal Butt, who heads his own faction of the PFUJ, and Ayub Jan Sarhandi, its secretary general, said in a statement on Friday […]


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 […]