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CPNE delegation calls on interim Sindh information minister

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Karachi: A 15-member delegation of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) led by its Secretary General Dr Jabbar Khatak called on caretaker Sindh Minister for Information Jameel Yusuf at the latter’s office on Wednesday. The CPNE delegation congratulated Jameel Yusuf on becoming a member of interim Sindh cabinet. They discussed the 6 point agenda, […]


FBR chairman, interior, information secretaries removed as permanent members of PEMRA

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The federal government on Friday issued amendments in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Ordinance of 2002, Radio Pakistan reported. According to the ordinance, federal govt can issue directives only on PEMRA’s policy matters and in accordance with Article 19. However, PEMRA will not be bound to accept all instructions issued by the government. […]


Court directs media to air apology over ‘speculations’

LAHORE – The LHC has directed electronic media to air apology at prime time and gave ultimatum of three days to print media to print apology at front page for airing and publishing “speculations against the judiciary over the acquittal of convict Shah Hussain”. In a press release issued on Thursday evening, the LHC registrar […]


Right of access to information is prerogative of everybody: Ali Zafar

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ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Barrister Syed Ali Zafar Thursday said that right of access to information was the prerogative of every citizen and the government was bound to provide information in all matters of public importance. Talking to a private news channel, he said he strongly condemned […]


President promulgates new Pemra Ordinance

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ISLAMABAD – In order to minimise the influence of federal government on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, the President of Pakistan has promulgated an Ordinance minimising Authority’s members and giving representation to Pakistan Broadcasting Association and general public. The newly-promulgated Ordinance, which may be called the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, […]


Ahsan Iqbal tenders apology in contempt case

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Former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday tender unconditional apology before a full bench of Lahore High Court and submitted his written reply to a contempt notice issued to him. The bench also directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to submit a detailed report on petitions against the alleged anti-judiciary speeches by former […]


PFUJ criticises govt for violation of agreement on Wage Board

KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has criticised the violation of the April 9 agreement between the PFUJ and the government on the composition of the Eighth Wage Board for Newspaper Employees by former information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb. “We strongly condemn the induction of two new members by the government in the Wage […]


Non-bailable warrants for Dr Shahid Masood issued

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad District Court, on the request of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), has issued non-bailable warrants for arrest of Dr Shahid Masood, a TV anchorperson and former chairman of Pakistan Television, for his alleged involvement in embezzlement of Rs38 million. According to the prosecution, Dr Masood had signed an agreement with a fake […]


AWP condemns attack on private TV channel office

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The Awami Workers Party (AWP) condemned the armed attack on the office of Vash TV channel in Karachi. In a joint statement, AWP senior vice-President Yousufmasti Khan, general secretary Akhtar Hussain Advocate and spokesperson Farooq Tariq expressed deep concerns at frequent attacks on the Balochi language channel ‘Vaash’ by armed men and termed it an […]


Amir Liaquat can appear on TV but can’t do Ramzan show

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday lifted the ban on anchorperson Dr Amir Liaquat by allowing him to appear on television shows. However, it sustained the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) decision to suspend his Ramzan show on Bol TV. Earlier on Friday, the electronic media watchdog had slapped a 30-day ban […]


PM says no room for censorship in today’s world

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ISLAMABAD: Asking the media to impose a “self-regulating mechanism”, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the PML-N government has made every effort to ensure freedom of expression and independence of media as the age of censorship is over. Speaking at the 23rd All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Awards ceremony at PM Secretariat here on […]


Spent no money on secret funds for journalists in 5 years: PM Abbasi

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ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Wednesday that the incumbent government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had pledged to ensure free journalism in Pakistan since it held the reins. Addressing an awards ceremony at All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) in Islamabad, Abbasi said that the government took steps to ensure freedom of expression […]


Journalists end boycott of JUI-F activities after Fazl’s assurance

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) on Tuesday ended the boycott of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) after its chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman assured the journalist community of visiting the press club and tendering an apology over the torture of media persons by its workers. The PPC and KhUJ announced conditional […]


Saleem Baig appointed PEMRA chief

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President Mamnoon Hussain has approved summary of appointment of Mohammad Saleem Baig as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). An officer of the information service, Saleem had been serving as the principal information officer with the federal government. The appointment was made on the directives of the Supreme Court, it has been […]