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Government responds to ‘defamatory and malicious’ BBC report about Pakistani military

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Karachi: In response to a “defamatory and malicious story” published by a foreign news outlet against the Pakistani security forces, the government of Pakistan has recently filed a complaint to demand an apology. Published on June 2 by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the story titled ‘Uncovering Pakistan’s secret human rights abuses’ alleged the Pakistani […]


Social media activist killed in Islamabad

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Islamabad: Social media activist and blogger Muhammad Bilal Khan was killed by unidentified assailants in Islamabad late Sunday night. Khan was stabbed in the capital’s G-9/4 area and was shifted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. According to police, the assailants called Khan to meet them after which they attacked and subsequently killed […]


Secy info says process of outstanding dues to newspapers expedited

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Karachi: The Secretary Information, Government of Pakistan, Ms. Abida Perveen, has assured the APNS that the federal government has expedited the process of payment of outstanding dues whereas the issues of quantum of advertisements and rate increase were under active consideration of the federal government. The secretary information visited the APNS House and held a […]


Slapped anchor on not getting justice from govt depts: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said he had slapped a journalist because he had knocked the door of all government institutions for justice but no one heard him. Fawad exposed the performance of institutions of his own government. In an interview, Fawad said he had approached the Pemra and […]


Aamer Manzoor appointed PTV managing director

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Islamabad: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting appointed Aamer Manzoor as the managing director of the Pakistan Television Corporation on Friday. The notification, dated June 14, was signed by Deputy Director (M-II) Hussain Ahmad Wazir. The development comes a month after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) warned the information secretary to appoint a managing director for […]


Pemra advises channels not to ‘demean individuals’

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Islamabad: The electronic media regulator has advised all satellite TV channels not to “demean individuals representing various political parties and law enforcement agencies through caricatures, animated characters, photo-shopped images and funny memes”. Although the main sufferers of such portrayal in the electronic media are the PPP and the PML-N, these parties maintain that such advisories […]


TV channel fined over malicious video clip

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed Rs1 million fine on News OneTV channel for airing ‘malicious’ content against National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal on May 23 According to Pemra’s order, M/s Airwaves Media Pvt Ltd (News Onechannel) repeatedly flashed audio and video clips allegedly showing the NAB chairman […]


New advertising policy in the offing: Awan

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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Tuesday said that a new advertising policy is being formulated while the wage board award for journalists will be discussed after Eid. Speaking at the Lahore Press Club today, Dr Firdous urged media to come forward for bringing about an improvement […]


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 orders Sindh govt to clear dues of media houses

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court on Thursday directed the provincial government authorities to verify the bills of newspapers/members of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) within 15 days and thereafter immediately pay the dues lying outstanding against the government advertisements. A two-judge SHC bench, comprising Justices Mohammad Ali Mazhar and Agha Faisal, further directed […]


Journalist arrested for interviewing leader of ethnic rights movement released

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Gohar Wazir, a reporter of Khyber News television channel who arrested for interviewing Mohsin Dawar, leader of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) a ethnic movement for Pashtun human rights was released on May 29. On May 26, ten PTM activists were killed while 15 others, including five soldiers sustained injuries in the crossfire in the Boyya […]


22 PTM workers detained in Bannu

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BANNU/WANA: At least 22 workers of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) were detained in different parts of Bannu on Monday night and sent to the Haripur central jail on Tuesday. Bannu Deputy Commissioner Attaur Rehman said that detentions had been made under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) ordinance. A reporter of […]


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. […]