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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


ECP tells Pemra to ban insolent ads on TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to immediately issue instructions to all electronic media not to air advertisement of insolent-worded campaign from any political party. In this regard, ECP has issued an order to the Pemra on Tuesday. The ECP has issued directives to Pemra to […]


KUJ to set up camp outside Dawn office

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KARACHI: The Karachi Union of Journalists will set up a camp outside the office of Dawn on Wednesday (July 11) in pursuance of a call given by the Pakistan Federal Union of journalists, headed by Afzal Butt, to express solidarity with the media group. The move is part of the PJUJ’s press freedom movement. The […]


CM, Pemra chief discuss election code of conduct

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LAHORE : Pemra chairman Saleem Baig called on Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari at Chief Minister’s office, here on Friday. According to a handout, during the meeting, implementation of code of conduct of Election Commission of Pakistan for media was discussed. Talking on the occasion, the chief minister said that the role of media in […]


M Saleem appointed as Pemra Chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Saleem is appointed as Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on contract basis, for a period of four years, in terms of Section 7(1) of Pemra (Amendment) Act, 2007 as amended Pemra (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, with immediate effect and until further orders. He is appointed in pursuance of the orders of the […]


SC orders notification of Baig’s appointment as Pemra chief

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan Wednesday ordered issuance of a notification of Mohammad Saleem Baig’s appointment as chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) within two days. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar resumed hearing of Pemra chairman appointment case on Wednesday, reported Geo News. During the […]


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 […]