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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 […]


Media and international conflicts

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As media has taken a centre stage, all national and global stakeholders are in a fierce competition to get maximum space to send their messages across. National and multinational corporations, governments and organizations set aside special budgets to engage the media in their promotional and publicity activities. In the area of international conflicts as well, […]


Process of payment of outstanding dues to be expedited, govt assures APNS

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Karachi  – Secretary Information, Ms. Abida Perveen has assured the APNS that the Federal govt 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 govt. The Secretary Information visited the APNS House and held a meeting with Sindh […]


Appointment of Arshad as PTVC chairman: IHC issues notices to secretaries, other respondents

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued notices to secretaries of Information Ministry and Cabinet Division and other respondents in a petition challenging the appointment of Arshad Khan as chairman Pakistan Television Corporation (PTVC). A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani heard the petition moved by Perviz Akhtar Bhatti, Secretary General […]


PM speaks to anchorperson over ‘slap’ by minister

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Islamabad: Prime Min­is­ter Imran Khan on Monday called anchorperson Sami Ibrahim following re­ports that Fawad Chau­dhry, federal minister for science and technology, had slapped him at a wedding function recently to express his indignation over contents of a TV programme. According to a statement released by the PM Office, the prime minister assured Mr Ibrahim […]


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 […]


PTV chairman’s appointment challenged in IHC

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ISLAMABAD-A petition challenging appointment of Arshad Khan as the PTV chairman has been filed in Islamabad High Court. A single bench of the IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani will Monday (today) conduct hearing of the petition moved by petitioner Perviz Akhtar Bhatti, secretary general PTV Employees and Workers Union. The petitioner moved the court […]


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 […]


Senate body for strengthening media cell of MoD

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Senate Standing committing on defence Friday stressed on the strengthening of media cell of the ministry to an advance level as it works as the ministry’s branding. The committee recommended enhancing the media strategy in order to keep the general public updated regarding defence matters. The committee under the chairmanship of Senator Walid Iqbal expressed […]


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 […]


Plea seeking ban on PTM media coverage: State institutions can’t be criticised, says IHC

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday directed the DG Operations Pemra to appear before it in connection with a plea seeking a ban on the media coverage and social media accounts in respect of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement and Ismail Gulalai. Justice Aamir Farooq resumed the hearing on the plea filed by Col (R) Javed […]


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 […]


No odds big enough for K-P’s women journalists

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Peshawar: In Pakistan’s traditionally male-dominated setup, women continue to face cultural pressures both at home and elsewhere when it comes to pursuing a profession. Still, Pakistani women have proven themselves to be most resilient, proving their mettle in every field. Women in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, like other provinces, are opting to enter many professional fields in droves, even […]


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 […]