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Punjab IGP’s new media policy stirs outrage

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Lahore: Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Arif Nawaz Khan has issued a new media policy through which certain restrictions have been imposed on media interaction. The policy has been met with outrage from stakeholders who have termed it as a form of censorship and an attack on freedom of information. A circular issued by […]


Government responds to ‘defamatory and malicious’ BBC report about Pakistani military

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Karachi: In response to a “defamatory and malicious story” published by a foreign news outlet against the Pakistani security forces, the government of Pakistan has recently filed a complaint to demand an apology. Published on June 2 by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the story titled ‘Uncovering Pakistan’s secret human rights abuses’ alleged the Pakistani […]


Aimal Wali says curbs on media unacceptable

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Peshawar: Awami National Party (ANP) provincial president Aimal Wali Khan has said that the censorship on the media is a violation of the Constitution and his party will resist it. Through a statement issued here on Monday, he said the censorship on television and newspapers was a violation of Article 19 of the constitution.He said […]


Media and international conflicts

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As media has taken a centre stage, all national and global stakeholders are in a fierce competition to get maximum space to send their messages across. National and multinational corporations, governments and organizations set aside special budgets to engage the media in their promotional and publicity activities. In the area of international conflicts as well, […]


Responsible reporting

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During my interactions with the media, I have been told many times about the hurdles that journalists are facing in our country. I believe that the history of journalism is as old as the history of life on this planet. From day one, humans have wanted to have better communication with each other for better […]


TV channel fined over malicious video clip

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed Rs1 million fine on News OneTV channel for airing ‘malicious’ content against National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal on May 23 According to Pemra’s order, M/s Airwaves Media Pvt Ltd (News Onechannel) repeatedly flashed audio and video clips allegedly showing the NAB chairman […]


Pakistan’s media regulator issues notices to TV channels for violating its decision

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 1, 2019 issued show cause notices to 14 TV channels for violating its advice to avoid commenting on reference filed against the Supreme Court and High Court judges with the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). On May 31, PEMRA, the regulator of television and radio stations in Pakistan,  […]


Two channels served notices for ‘sensationalising’ Farishta issue

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Comm­ittee on Information was informed on Thursday that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had issued show-cause notices to two TV channels for “sensationalising” the Farishta murder issue. In reply to a query by members of the committee, Pemra Chairman Saleem Baig said the show-cause notices had been issued because […]


NAB debunks fabricated TV report maligning its chairman

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KARACHI: News One, a private news channel, was left red-faced and had to tender a public apology after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) denied a story aired by the channel showing a purported conversation of the NAB chairman with an unnamed woman. The NAB rejected in a statement the report about NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed […]


NAB says chairman didn’t give any interview to journalist

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Islamabad: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) spokesman has clarified that Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal doesn’t give any interview to journalist Javed Chaudhry, and the views attributed to him are not correct. The columnist has himself explained the things he published in his column, and NAB has already issued a clarification in this regard. According to […]


Journalistic ethics

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ON Friday, PPP Punjab president Qamar Zaman Kaira’s son was killed in a car accident, along with his friend. To lose a child is one of the greatest sorrows to befall a parent, and messages of condolence began pouring in. Along with these expressions of grief, however, there was an outpouring of disgust at the way the […]


SHC bars three TV channels from telecasting news about professor

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority council of complaints to look into the complaints of Karachi University and its associate professor against private TV channels and ensure compliance of the law and the regulations. The direction came on the petition of Dr. Mohammad Osama Shafiq, who filed […]


Ramazan transmission: minister asks TV channels not to air ‘indecent’ programmes

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Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has urged private channels not to broadcast indecent programmes in the name of Ramazan transmission. During the Question Hour session of National Assembly, the minister said that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) monitors contents of about 55 private channels to check whether they are […]


Media should be introspective and self-critical, says Javed Jabbar

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Former federal minister and leading intellectual Javed Jabbar has said that the media should be introspective and self-critical rather than them just blaming the state for “impediments”. He was speaking at a seminar titled ‘Importance of Electronic Media in Promoting Art and Culture’ at the Karachi Arts Council, whose Electronic Media and Aesthetic Committee had […]