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Dr Aur Billa makes a comeback

By: Sher Khan LAHORE: Lahore-based band Dr Aur Billa is known for introducing elements of wit and hilarity to Pakistani music with the primary objective of making music fun. With the release of their first album in the ‘90s, almost a decade later, the famous duo has decided to make a smashing comeback with the […]


Deen-o-Dunya: one year on

By: Durdana Najam It is now one year since Deen-o-Dunya began its transmission from Business Plus, Lahore. The programme was designed to understand religion in the context of everyday worldly life. The idea has been to show that religion is all about lifestyle and unless we integrate the message of Islam into our daily routine, […]


Bilquees Edhi participates in Pehchan Ramazan with kids

KARACHI: The public interest in direct, special transmission of Geo TV, Pehchan Ramazan, is gradually increasing with the passage of time with the main reason being the interesting and unique style of internationally renowned broadcaster Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain. Maintaining the uniqueness of the Sheher-e-Ramazan, the popular host is contrary to the general trend inviting […]


SC takes suo moto notice of obscenity in media

By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has converted the letters of Justice (R) Wajihuddin Ahmed, Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Muhammad Hussain Mehnati against obscenity and vulgarity on the media into a petition and issued notices to chairmen PTA and Pemra and has fixed it for hearing on July 27, 2012. The petition is marked […]


Mangoes are all the rage

By: Rafay Mahmood KARACHI: If you’re busy savouring succulent chaunsas and langras, a new namesake TV series will give you another reason to smile. With the release of the first four episodes of the first season, “Mangoes” has developed its own cult following on Youtube as its popularity increases daily on the social media front. […]


More attention

By: ANWAR PARVEEN Islamabad: Media plays an important role in the formation of a society but unfortunately, today it is constantly playing with our thoughts and reasoning. Crime-related programmes are aired daily on almost all news channels. The re-enacted scenes of outrageous violence leave negative impressions on young and immature minds. These programmes show how […]


Hamid Mir, Veena Malik and Sheikh Rashid — Dr Qaisar Rashid

Poor Mir could not match the expertise of Veena Malik but he, through his writ petition, challenged the rating-obsession of the TV channel owners In Pakistan, the number one anchorperson may be Hamid Mir, the number one film actress may be Veena Malik, but TV talk shows’ number one guest is none other than Sheikh […]


State TV to end exemptions, raise fee

By: Abdul Sattar Khan LAHORE: Pakistan state television is set to bring nearly 900,000 exempted consumers in the revenue net by imposing a licence fee. Some clauses of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wapda to raise additional income of Rs900 million will also be revisited. Qadir Falat, Director Finance state TV said that these […]


Give airtime to all political parties, Raja orders PTV

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Monday ordered state- owned media officials to give airtime to all political parties, including the opposition both in its news and current affairs programmes. The PM was speaking at a presentation by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry at the PM’s House. Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, […]


PTV, Wapda fight it out over billing fees

By: Abdul Sattar Khan LAHORE: The row between the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) and Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has widened and the two corporate entities have failed to reach a consensus over collection of TV license fees through electricity bills, documents pertaining to this issue have revealed. The Prime Minister’s Secretariat and Economic […]


Terror victim families participate in Geo Ramazan transmission

KARACHI: The participation of a large number of guests from every walk of life in Sheher-e-Ramazan set up in connection with the special live transmission of Geo TV, ‘Pehchan Ramazan’, is going on. The special feature of this transmission is that the world renowned broadcaster Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain especially invites the people suffering from […]


Terror victim families participate in Geo Ramazan transmission

KARACHI: The participation of a large number of guests from every walk of life in Sheher-e-Ramazan set up in connection with the special live transmission of Geo TV, ‘Pehchan Ramazan’, is going on. The special feature of this transmission is that the world renowned broadcaster Dr Aamir Liaquat Hussain especially invites the people suffering from […]


‘Pehchan Ramazan’ song becomes a rage

KARACHI: With an illustrious career of hosting Ramazan transmission for eleven years and captivating the hearts of hundreds of millions of viewers the world over in his singular style, the new song of Dr Amir Liaqat Hussain ‘Pehchan Ramazan’ has scaled new heights of popularity. It has been a tradition with Dr Amir Liaqat that […]


Television serial ‘Last Resort’ echoes Pakistan-US tension

Masood Haider NEW YORK: A new ABC television series being released this autumn opens with a premise that a US nuclear powered submarine captain defies White House orders to wipe out Pakistan with nuclear weapons, as it’s deemed a threat to international peace and security. In the new series ‘Last Resort’, the submarine ‘Colorado’ is […]