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Indian content and discontent

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Former Indian army chief and now a junior cabinet minister VK Singh just made a prediction. Banning Indian content will not stop Pakistanis from watching Indian shows. The fact that someone with Mr Singh’s profile felt the need to make such a remark shows you India is its own worst enemy. This remark ostensibly came […]


Pemra asks TV channels to observe decency in non-news content

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ISLAMABAD: The electronic media regulator has advised television channels to observe decency in their non-news content. In an advice issued to all TV channels, the Pakistan Ele­ctronic Media Regu­la­tory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday asked them not to air dramas containing controversial themes, indecent clo­thing and gestures, controversial plots (involving infidelity and extramarital affairs, etc) and […]


Pemra cautions TV channels on discussing sub judice cases

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Tuesday again issued directions to the satellite television channels with regards to the cases pending or being heard in different courts. According to a statement issued by the authority, it said that the television channels should refrain from unnecessary debate on cases, being heard in courts. It […]


Pemra imposes 30-day ban on Neo TV’s programme

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has put a 30-day ban on the broadcast of Harf-i-Raaz, a programme of Orya Maqbool Jan on Neo TV, for violating the Pemra Ordinance, 2002 and several other rules. Neo TV was issued a show-cause notice on Dec 7 for violating several laws and directives of the […]

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State-run TV corruption case: Anchorperson, investigation officer to move SC

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ISLAMABAD: In an interesting turn of events, both the counsel for Dr Shahid Masood and the investigating officer (IO), who was probing the anchorperson in state-run TV corruption case, have strongly criticised the court decision to reject anchorperson’s bail plea. The anchorperson who is accused of causing loss of Rs37 million to national exchequer during […]

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PCP unanimously rejects proposed PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has unanimously rejected the proposed creation of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) and urged the government to ensure the Freedom of Press, if it intends to streamline the various institutions then it should table a Bill in the Parliament, says press release. The Press Council of Pakistan’s General Council, […]

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Pemra urged to stop TV debates on HR issue

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party Thursday urged the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to issue directives to media channels and anchors to refrain from discussing issues relating to Human Rights Case number 39216-G of 2018. In a letter to PEMRA chairman, Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar – the spokesperson to the Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari wrote […]

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All state-run TV channels except one running in losses, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry told the Senate on Wednesday that all the state-run TV channels except PTV Home are running in losses. During the question hour in the Senate, the minister said that state-run TV, being a national institution, does not broadcast any Indian content or material. He said that all […]

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Outstanding dues of newspapers: Journalists’ participation in protest rally hailed

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) hosted a reception for the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), Karachi Press Club and Karachi Union of Journalists to express its gratitude and hail their enthusiastic participation in its recent protest rally in front of the Sindh Assembly building in Karachi against payment of outstanding dues […]

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SC drops contempt case against Aamir Liaquat

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dropped contempt of court proceedings against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf leader Dr Aamir Laiquat Hussain while accepting his unconditional apology. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar concluded the case after Amir Liaquat Hussain placed himself at the mercy of the court, and assured that he would not […]

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Outstanding dues: CPNE stages protest outside Sindh Assembly

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Tuesday organised a peaceful protest outside the Sindh Assembly, asking the provincial government to pay outstanding dues to newspaper organisations and to ensure transparency in the award of government advertisements. The demonstration was attended by a large number of workers and owners of newspapers and the CPNE […]

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Int’l Trademark Conference on Dec 5

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is all set to host the first-ever an International Trademark Conference in the Federal Capital, commencing from December 5, to revolutionize trademark profession in the country. The three-day long regional Conference on “Competency-Based Trademark Examiner” was being organized in collaboration with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPPO), Chairman, Intellectual Property Organization (IPO-Pakistan) Mujeeb Ahmed […]

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TV anchor Shahid Masood sent to jail on judicial remand

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ISLAMABAD: A court in Islamabad sent Shahid Masood, a former chairman of Pakistan Television Corporation, to Adiala jail on a 14-day judicial remand in the PTV corruption case on Thursday. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) produced the TV anchor in the court of senior civil judge Mohammad Inamullah and informed him the agency no longer […]

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PEMRA issues show cause notice to 22 news channels

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Friday issued show cause notices to 22 Satellite TV Channels for irresponsible coverage of Chinese Consulate incident in Karachi. This coverage was violation of PEMRA regulations and electronic media code of conduct 2015 during marathon live coverage of the terrorists attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi, a press […]

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