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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. […]


Buzdar, Firdous discuss progress on media payments

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LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan met here on Saturday. The duo discussed political situation and progress on payments of dues to the media. During the meeting, the chief minister said that alliance of opposition parties was aimed at protecting […]


Two channels served notices for ‘sensationalising’ Farishta issue

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Comm­ittee on Information was informed on Thursday that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had issued show-cause notices to two TV channels for “sensationalising” the Farishta murder issue. In reply to a query by members of the committee, Pemra Chairman Saleem Baig said the show-cause notices had been issued because […]


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 […]


NAB says chairman didn’t give any interview to journalist

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Islamabad: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) spokesman has clarified that Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal doesn’t give any interview to journalist Javed Chaudhry, and the views attributed to him are not correct. The columnist has himself explained the things he published in his column, and NAB has already issued a clarification in this regard. According to […]


Local court dismisses case of cyber terrorism against Pakistani journalist due to lack of evidence

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Citing lack of evidence, the Session Court in Karachi has dismissed the case of cyber terrorism against journalist Shahzeb Jilani who was charged defamatory remarks against security and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan. During the hearing on May 18, the court has declared that the First Information Report (FIR) against Jilani is non maintainable and […]


Media houses attack case adjourned till June 13

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Karachi : An anti-terrorism court judge on Saturday expressed resentment over absence of lawyers from the hearing of two cases against the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leaders. The cases are related to attacks on media houses on August 22, 2016 after hate speech by the MQM founder. Farooq Sattar and other accused appeared in the anti-terrorism […]


‘Govt not to table PMRA bill without CPNE input’

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has assured the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) that the bill for the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) will not be presented in the assembly without consulting the CPNE. Dr Awan said this on Friday during a meeting with the CPNE President Arif […]


PM orders release of outstanding dues to media before Eid

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Islamabad  –   Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the Ministry of Information to hold immediate consultations with PBA and APNS regarding payment of outstanding dues. Chairing a high-level meeting to have detailed deliberations on outstanding dues and payments of print and electronic media, Imran Khan directed the Ministry to take practical steps for the […]


Punjab CM orders clearing ads payment of media houses soon

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Lahore: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed clearing the outstanding advertisements dues of media houses and newspapers soon and ordered for forming a high-level committee for their payment. In this connection, the chief minister chaired a meeting at his office Wednesday in which matters pertaining to the payment of dues were discussed. Punjab Information Minister […]