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Talk shows are farcical

PAKISTANI politics has always been in turmoil. It has been subjected to critical views all round the globe by hundreds of television channels in every language. Every channel hosts many talk shows, not only in Urdu but in many other regional languages as well. Nevertheless this kind of politics has given a boost to talk […]


PEMRA issues show-cause notices to TV channels

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has served show-cause notices to 17 TV channels for airing unedited live footage of blood, gore, dead and mutilated bodies amid a private plane crash. The authority has also issued notices to 24 entertainment TV channels on account of airing indecent, vulgar and unethical programmes, advertisements, shows, […]


Ulema join hands to counter ‘vulgarity’

Karachi: As violence continued in the city and families of the plane crash victims buried their loved ones, religious leaders on Sunday sat together to condemn what they called vulgarity in the Pakistani media. They held a grand Ulema convention at the Jamaat-e-Islami’s Idara-e Noor-e-Haq to condemn the “growing trend of obscenity”.Jamiat Ittehad-e-Ulema Pakistan (JIUP) […]


JI to launch campaign against vulgarity in media

Karachi: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mehnati, during a press conference at the Idara-e-Noor-e-Haq on Thursday, stated that the JI has launched a campaign against “nudity and vulgarity” in the Pakistani media, and that a convention will be held on April 22 to develop a strategy in this regard. Mehnati announced that the campaign […]


JI accuses media of promoting nudity, vulgarity

Karachi: Jamaat-e Islami (JI) Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mehnati has expressed concern over the alleged spread of nudity and vulgarity in the Pakistani media, also asking the cable operators to stop airing Hindi films. In a statement issued here on Monday, Mehnati alleged that the Pakistani print and electronic Media had deliberately destroyed the image […]


Running govt not easy in presence of 100 TV channels: PM

RAWALPINDI: Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Saturday said doing politics and running the government was not an easy job in the presence of 100 TV channels. Talking to a delegation of PPP lawmakers and office-bearers at Dera Ghazi Khan airport, he said politics was not the job of light-hearted people in the current situation. He […]


Misleading toothpaste ads

CERTAIN local toothpaste brand is carrying out misleading TV and newspaper advertisements these days of its toothpaste with the slogan of ‘Dentist ko bhool jaiye; Mm-paste ko yaad rakhiye”. Such misleading ads target ignorant general public by giving the impression that the toothpaste is a replacement for a dentist or dental treatment. This is complete […]


Dewan-i-Khas chosen as venue: Shabnam, Robin Ghosh returning for a TV show

LAHORE: “I love the Pakistanis from whom I have won so much admiration as an actor,” says famous film star Shabnam as the countdown to her much anticipated return to the city where she once lived and prospered begins. Shabnam and her well-known husband, music composer Robin Ghosh, will arrive in Lahore on April 27 […]


Another ‘Heer Ranjha’ from PTV on the cards

By Ghulam Hussain LAHORE: PTV is producing a classic 13-episode mega and musical drama serial ‘Heer Ranjha’, which will be the home production of PTV. Farhan Agha is the producer of this serial, who is working very hard over it. To make the serial a masterpiece, PTV has hired the services of seasoned and well-known […]


Measures being taken to empower Pemra: Firdous

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government is taking measures to empower Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). She said that there is a need to bring improvement in the Pemra so that the organisation could play its role effectively and independently. In […]


Geo wins People’s Choice category award

Saadia Khalid ISLAMABAD: The Jang Group took a lead in the media industry by clinching five honours in Pakistan’s first ever journalism awards “The AGAHI awards 2012” organized on Wednesday by Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with the leading press clubs across the country. The People’s Choice category award for the most favourite current affairs anchor […]


Book on Pakistan Television launched

Peerzada Salman KARACHI: A book titled ‘This is PTV — Another Day, Another World’ by former managing director of PTV Agha Nasir was launched at the Karachi Press Club on Saturday. The event was chaired by eminent mediaperson Farhad Zaidi. Shedding light on the genesis of the book, Mr Nasir said it was written to […]


Conducive atmosphere must for media, cable operators: Firdous

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fridous Ashiq Awan Thursday said that a conducive working atmosphere would be ensured for media and the cable operators. Talking to a delegation of cable operators at Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Headquarters, the information minister said the government considers the cable operators as media partners and the […]


SZABIST colloquium: Musharraf was bad for TV, Zia was good

By Noman Ahmed KARACHI:One day, dictator Ziaul Haq’s information secretary General Mujibur Rehman called up director Shehzad Khalil demanding an explanation: In his drama, why did the hero choose a church and not a mosque while seeking refuge from a mob out to lynch him? Such was the oppressive atmosphere in which Pakistani television worked […]