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SC nullifies Qasmi’s appointment as PTV MD, chairman

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday declared appointment of Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi as Managing Director and Chairman of Pakistan Television as illegal and without any lawful effect. The top court also ruled that payment of salary, benefits and allowances to Qasmi were unlawful and unauthorised as he was not entitled to such payments and could […]

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Govt removes PTV MD after ‘begging’ fiasco

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information removed the acting managing director of state-owned Pakistan Television Network (PTV) on Tuesday in the aftermath of ‘begging’ fiasco. A notification issued by the ministry stated “the charge of Colonel (retd) Hassan Immad Mohammdi as PTV MD was withdrawn with immediate effect and till further orders”. The move comes a […]

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PTV regrets Beijing spelling blunder

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Television (PTV) Network on Sunday televised Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address from China but misspelled the Chinese capital Beijing as “Begging” in what appeared to be a typographical error. The premier was addressing an event at the Central Party School in Beijing which the PTV was broadcasting live. However, on the top […]

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State TV writes ‘Begging’ instead of ‘Beijing’Minister orders inquiry

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Sunday ordered an inquiry into a widely criticised dateline slug displayed by the state-owned TV during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech at a function in China. The slug displayed ‘Beijing’ as ‘Begging’, drawing massive criticism. The state-run TV wrote on its Twitter account: “Today during the live […]

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CJP rejects Aamir Liaquat’s apology in contempt case, summons MNA to court

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday refused an apology rendered by Aamir Liaquat Hussain’s lawyer in an ongoing contempt of court case, ordering the MNA to appear before the bench in person today. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, during today’s hearing, lashed out against the televangelist, saying “anyone can speak against the judiciary […]

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SC reinstates ban on airing of Indian content on TV channels

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday reinstated a ban on the transmission of Indian content on local television channels, setting aside an earlier verdict by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing a case filed by the United Producers Association pertaining to the broadcast of foreign content […]

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PEMRA for making regional setup more vibrant

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FAISALABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig on Thursday stressed upon making the regional setup more vibrant and fully available to the genuine demands of the stakeholders. He expressed these view during his visit to Regional Office Faisalabad where he was briefed about the operational activities, licensing and enforcement in Faisalabad Region by Regional […]

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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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