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Pemra issues notices to TV channels over airing Nehal’s speech

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Saturday issued show cause notices to news channels which had aired a controversial speech of ex-PML-N senator Nehal Hashmi in news bulletins, who allegedly criticised the armed forces. The TV channels, which have been served show-cause notices, include Bol News, Neo TV, Channel 24, Samaa TV, 92 […]

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SHC restrains TV channel from defaming Bahria Town

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The Sindh High Court has restrained Channel 92 and its anchorperson from airing any defamatory programmes and false statements against Bahria Town Chief Executive Officer Malik Riaz, summoning them on November 8, 2018, The Express Tribune has learnt. The Bahria Town CEO and others filed a Suit No 1967 in the SHC against the channel and its […]

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Pemra cautions TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday cautioned the television channels against broadcasting derogatory remarks and comments against the superior judiciary. “During the monitoring of satellite TV channels for the last few days, a trend has been observed wherein News and Current Affairs Satellite TV channels have been found airing live footages, […]

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TV anchor tenders unconditional apology to court

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ISLAMABAD: Arshad Sharif – the anchorperson of private TV channel ARY News programme ‘Powerplay’ – tendered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court on Thursday, which was accepted by a three-member bench. Apart from Arshad, TV channel’s lawyer Faisal Chaudhry, Pemra Chairman Saleem Beg and counsel for PBA [Pakistan Broadcasters Association] Faisal Siddiqui, Arif Bhatti […]

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PEMRA says Pakistani dramas are “bold” and “not depicting the true picture of our society”

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PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) has issued a blanket statement advising all entertainment channels to produce drama content responsibly.The statement, which was released Monday night says, “that the quality of Pakistani dramas is deteriorating everyday.” PEMRA’s reason is that the themes in the dramas are “quite bold” and “not reflective of majority of the […]

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APNS urges consultation for structural changes in media bodies

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan News­papers Society (APNS) has expressed the hope that the new government will hold “meaningful consultations” with media stakeholders before bringing about structural changes in state-managed media bodies. In a statement released on Thursday, the APNS welcomed the government’s intention to revamp the structure of state-run media. However, it pointed out that […]

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Pemra prohibits discussion on sub judice matters

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ISLAMABAD: In light of the orders of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in suo motu proceedings on Wednesday, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued an advice to all news and current affair STV channel licensees and has prohibited discussion on any sub-judice matter in any talk show, aired by any TV channel. Pemra […]

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CPNE sets up panel on press laws

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KARACHI : Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Monday announced the Press Laws and Regulations Committee. According to a CPNE statement, the approval for setting up Press Laws and Regulations Committee was given by CPNE President Arif Nizami during a recent meeting of the council’s standing committee. The Daily Khabrain Chief Editor Imtinan Shahid […]

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PEMRA issues warning to two channels

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) issued a final notice to two TV channnels for broadcasting indecent content on August 20. The regulatory body warned both Filmazia and Health TV to follow Electronic Media Code of Conduct and comply with the social norms and beliefs of the country. The press release stated that if the […]

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SC seeks input from PEMRA on evolving rating mechanism

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday sought mechanism from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) about granting of rating to private TV channels. The three judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar heard the contempt case and asked PEMRA and other stakeholders to sit together to evolve a mechanism for giving fair […]

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TV channels asked to help fundraise for dams

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ISLAMBAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed satellite TV channels to dedicate a minute of their daily morning shows and prime time broadcasts to public service announcements (PSA) to raise funds for the construction of dams in the country. A notification has been issued by the electronic media regulator, directing all channels […]

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Pemra chief presents CJ cheque for Dams Fund

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman, Muhammad Saleem Baig, called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar, in his chamber Wednesday at the Supreme Court of Pakistan and presented a cheque (as donation) for Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund on behalf of Pemra employees. Authority officers have donated two […]

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Pemra asks broadcasters to stop poll campaign

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority Tuesday asked broadcasters to stop election campaigns or propagation of political parties and candidates. Earlier, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) expressed its serious concerns over violation of the election code of conduct by private satellite TV channels as they were continuously telecasting, recorded footages of public […]

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Pemra warns TV channels against airing derogatory content

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority on Thursday issued a warning to various satellite TV channels to comply with Code of Conduct of the Election Commission of Pakistan and PEMRA for media and refrain from airing derogatory and malicious content against judiciary and armed forces as well as political leadership. PEMRA’s warning to […]

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