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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 […]


IHC reserves verdict in PBA’s plea

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court Tuesday reserved its verdict in a petition of the Pakistan Broadcasting Association seeking stay order against PEMRA’s guidelines on Ramazan transmission for the last ten days of the holy month. A single bench of IHC comprising Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb conducted hearing and reserved its verdict in the petition seeking […]


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 […]


Pak-US efforts to rescue Trump, Mamnoon from cyber bullies

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and America are in correspondence with each other to rescue their presidents from fraudsters and harassers on social media who are faking websites in their names and, in cases, hurling violent threats. The Pakistani government has been requesting information from the US relating to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses which were used for creating […]


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 […]


Along with one month ban from PEMRA, Facebook deletes Aamir Liaquat’s official page

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KARACHI- Aamir Liaquat first gained popularity through program ‘Aalim Online’ which was started 15 years ago, but it was not long before he lost public support and found himself in hot water with regulatory authorities on a regular basis. The latest incident took place this Ramazan, when Aamir was banned from media appearances by PEMRA […]


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 […]


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 […]


PEMRA bans Aamir Liaquat for ‘hurting sentiments’ of religious sects

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After a controversial video of Bol TV’s programme broadcasting criticism over a religious question came to light, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday banned Aamir Liaquat for hurting ‘sentiments of different sects’ and creating sensation ‘through unwarranted drama on the basis of religion’. “Dr Aamir Liaquat shall not appear on Bol News or […]


IHC withdraws show cause notices for TV anchors

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday withdrew the show cause notices served to the TV anchors and local TV owner in the case related to the implementation of Ramzan guidelines. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of IHC heard the case related to the ‘lottery and entertainment’ TV shows during the holy month of Ramadan. The […]


Pemra issues notices to four TV channels

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Regulatory Authority on Tuesday issued show cause notices to four TV channels for airing Indian content. The PEMRA issued show caused notices to Filmazia, Urdu-1, Geo Kahnai and HTV for violating the orders of the Islamabad High Court dated 09.05.2018, wherein IHC has ordered that “there shall be a complete […]