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Geo/Jang Group moves SC to form independent commission

ISLAMABAD: Geo Network and Jang Group will file a petition today in the Supreme Court which asks for an independent commission to investigate the allegations against the media as well as undue sources of influence on freedom of speech by Pemra and Information Ministry. The petition says the judiciary and media have been doing work […]


The menace in media

The events of the last week that have come to be known as ‘FamilyGate’ and ‘BahriaGate’ have given rise to a new gate yesterday: MediaGate. In a document printed on a Bahria Town letterhead, 19 journalists and media personnel have allegedly received kickbacks and bribes from Malik Riaz. On the heels of that startling but […]


Media war takes eye off hard times

Khawar Ghumman ISLAMABAD: The airing of an off camera discussion between two talk show hosts and a property tycoon has instigated a war of sorts between news channel as Dunya recovered from Thursday’s embarrassment and launched an attack on a rival. Mehr Bokhari and Mubashir Lucman, who till recently worked with Dunya News, were shown […]


Judges see plot to malign superior courts

Nasir Iqbal ISLAMABAD: The hotly-debated controversy surrounding the leaked footage of an off-camera interaction between two anchors of a private television channel and property tycoon Malik Riaz was taken up on Friday by the Supreme Court which set up a two-judge committee to look into the possibility of initiating a contempt proceeding. A full court […]


The day media itself got embroiled in scandal

Amir Wasim ISLAMABAD: Malik Riaz strode on to the national political scene vowing to expose the court but he has ended up facilitating an expose of the media, the climax of which came with the release of footage in which two talk show hosts interacted with the property tycoon in a manner that suggested an […]


The revolution is not being televised

By Arif Rafiq The writer is an adjunct scholar with the Middle East Institute and president of Vizier Consulting, LLC. He tweets at @pakistanpolicy The Arab world is in tumult. A tsunami, to use contemporary Pakistani political parlance, has hit six core countries and leaders of most of the region’s remaining sixteen countries and territories […]


Unsung star who took Pakistan to Cannes

By: Asad Farooq KARACHI: Regardless of the current scenario sketched by international media, Pakistani youth have enough potential to lead the world as the same has been proved by the series of international awards won by Pakistani youngsters from Arfa Kareem to Shayan Aneeq Akhter and from Humaima Malick to Arslan Khan whose documentary film, […]


Budget transmissions of TV channels

By: ASAD SYED – Islamabad THE recent budget transmissions of TV channels lacked professionalism and sophistication. Except for a few, most programmes remained wishy-washy. Like they have been doing it for the last previous years, the channels again tried to create undue panic amongst the public, building up high expectations of the viewers. Budget announcements […]


T2F organises special event for kids

KARACHI: The Second Floor (T2F) organised a special event for kids entitled ‘Kahani Times’ with the Toffee TV Team’, held here at T2F on Sunday. Kahani time was aimed at providing children with a platform to be fascinated, learn and experience various interesting activities, through getting involved. On the occasion, Toffee TV team members Sania […]


Our television justice system

By Farrukh Khan Pitafi The writer hosts a show called “Capital Circuit” for News One Chickens are coming home to roost and some claim that it’s pure karma. They maintain that the Chief Justice of Pakistan was impaled upon his own sword of overdependence on the media. Such is the state of euphoria in some […]


New channel: Hero enters ‘news with entertainment’ arena

KARACHI: ‘Hero TV,’ billed as a channel for ‘news with entertainment,’ began its test transmission on June 1. The channel has been launched by the Express Media Group. The tag line of the channel is ‘Dekhaday Sab Kuch’ (reveal everything), and analysts wonder whether this will be an exciting news media outlet that will promote […]


Hajj awareness campaign: PTV, PBC, religious affairs ministry sign MoU

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television, Radio Pakistan and the Ministry of Religious Affairs on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understand for Hajj Awareness Campaign, 2012. Joint Secretary Ministry of Religious Affairs Shahzad Ahmad, Managing Director PTV Yousuf Baig Mirza and Director General Radio Pakistan Murtaza Solangi signed the agreement. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira […]


NH&MP signs MoU with ATV, Ufone

Islamabad: National Highways and Motorways Police (NH&MP) extends its partnership to ATV electronic media channel along with Ufone to help in achieving the goal of road safety. Inspector General Wajid Ali Khan presided at ceremony arranged for signing Memor-andum of Understandings (MoU) with ATV and Ufone here on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, the Inspector […]


Acid attack women fear backlash over Oscar film

ISLAMABAD: Survivors of acid attacks whose plight became the focus of an Oscar-winning documentary now fear ostracism and reprisals if the film is broadcast in Pakistan. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made history earlier this year when she won Pakistan’s first Oscar, feted across the country for exposing the horrors endured by women whose faces are obliterated in […]