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PTV employee seeks justice from SC over harassment by male colleague

ISLAMABAD: Failing to find relief from her institution, a woman working at a state-run television channel has approached the Supreme Court of Pakistan to find justice for herself after claiming to be harassed by a male colleague. An application was submitted by a female human resource coordinator of the channel in the HR cell of […]


PEMRA is neglecting its role as watchdog

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Nothing has a greater effect on our lives in this era than science, finance and the media. The media is not just the fourth pillar — but also the backbone of any democratic society. This is because while the legislature makes the laws, the judiciary interprets it and the executive implements it, it is the […]


Pemra fines two TV channels for misreporting

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ISLAMABAD: The 60th meeting of Council of Complaints (CoC), Sindh was held at Pemra Regional Office Karachi. The council heard the complaint lodged by Sohail Anwar Khan Siyal, Minister for Home, Agriculture and Mines, Sindh against two TV channels for airing baseless and defamatory content. Both channels failed to defend themselves before the council, therefore, […]


PEMRA issues notices to 17 TV channels for airing false, fake news

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday issued Show Cause Notices to 17 Satellite TV Channels that air news & current affairs programmes. The SCNs were issued on airing false and fake news pertaining to orders of the Lahore High Court (LHC) banning anti-judiciary speeches of the ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and […]


Nothing in LHC order about banning Sharif, Maryam: SC

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court Tuesday observed there was nothing in the order which even remotely directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to ban Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Safdar or anybody else. The top court further observed media speculation, panel discussions and press reports appearing on various channels, media outlets and in newspapers […]


SC rejects request to summon Pemra official, produce Hashmi’s video clip

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request of the defence counsel in the contempt of court case against Privatisation Minister Daniyal Aziz to summon Director General (Monitoring) Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) Haji Adam and produce a video clip of veteran politician Javed Hashmi. “The request is totally unnecessary and uncalled for,” […]


Top court removes Marriyum from PEMRA chairman selection committee

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The Supreme Court on Monday removed State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb from a committee constituted to select the Pakistan Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA) chairman, Express News reported. Marriyum will be busy delivering statements. She won’t have time for committee work,” Chief Justice Saqib Nisar commented while presiding over a three-judge bench hearing the media […]


SC summons Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman to explain non-payment of salaries to Geo employees

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The Supreme Court on Monday summoned the editor-in-chief of Geo/Jang Group, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, to appear in court on Tuesday and explain why employees of his media group have not been paid for the past three months. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar issued the directions while hearing a case about […]


Anti-judiciary speeches: Nawaz, daughter taken off air

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LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court has ordered the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to stop broadcasting speeches against the judiciary by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and other PML-N leaders. The bench on Monday also directed PEMRA to decide within 15 days all complaints against broadcasting such anti-judiciary speeches. The […]


Axact TV channel’s directors failed to show source of money, SHC told

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KARACHI: The Additional attorney general on Monday argued before the Sindh High Court that Axact’s channel license was cancelled due to lack of security clearance by the federal government as channel’s directors failed to disclose their source of investment to run the TV channel. While, concluding arguments on the application of M/s Labaik against cancellation […]


PEMRA issues fresh warning to TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronics Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Saturday warned TV channels against airing live speeches, media conferences and media talks of difference politicians wherein hate speech and aspersions against the judiciary and armed forces of Pakistan is being transmitted without any editorial control. The media watchdog said in a statement “it has also […]


Anti-judiciary speeches: Pemra acting as silent spectator, says LHC

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday observed that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had been playing the role of a silent spectator on the issue of anti-judiciary speeches being delivered by certain politicians and showed undue diligence in other matters. A three-judge full bench made these observations while hearing petitions against alleged […]


Ex-Pemra chief’s appeal dismissed

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LAHORE: A Lahore High Court division bench on Tuesday dismissed an intra court appeal of journalist Absar Alam and upheld a verdict of a single bench that set aside his appointment as chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). A single bench comprising Justice Shahid Karim had in December 2017 declared the appointment of […]


LHC summons PEMRA official in Nawaz contempt case

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LAHORE:  The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday summoned the executive member of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in a contempt of court petition filed against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and 14 other lawmakers. A full bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi and comprising […]