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Journalist’s suicide: Murder case against newspaper owner

LAHORE: Islampura police registered on Thursday a murder case against five people, including the owner of a daily, after a woman journalist committed suicide on Wednesday by jumping from a multi-storey hostel building after she failed to get four-month’s salary. Complainant Afzaal said his daughter Seemab had been employed in daily Anti-Crime some four months […]


Responsibility of free media

By: SHAHZAD KHALIL Sialkot: Freedom comes with responsibility and efforts by Hamid Mir and Absar Alam to restore credibility of our print and electronic media are a step in the right direction. When journalists get complimentary memberships of clubs like the controversial club built on land belonging to Pakistan Railways, eyebrows are raised, or they […]


Female journalist commits suicide in Lahore

LAHORE: A 20-year-old girl committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of a local hostel in the Islampura area on Wednesday. The deceased, Seemab, who hailed from Narang Mandi, had been serving in a local newspaper as a lady reporter for the last three years. She was mentally disturbed as she was not given […]


Supreme Court directs PEMRA

The Supreme Court has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to take immediate notice of programmes and advertisements that could be described as vulgar, being aired by private television channels. PEMRA has also been ordered to set parameters to curb such waywardness. SC’s bench came into action after Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed and […]


Vulgar and obscene

By: Harris Khalique There were two letters written to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan by an arch rightwing politician and another ardent rightwing figure, Qazi Hussain Ahmed, the former Ameer of the Jamaat-e-Islami, and Justice (retired) Wajihuddin Ahmed, one of the leaders of Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf. They prayed to the Supreme […]


Supreme Court directs PEMRA

The Supreme Court has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to take immediate notice of programmes and advertisements that could be described as vulgar, being aired by private television channels. PEMRA has also been ordered to set parameters to curb such waywardness. SC’s bench came into action after Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed and […]


Supreme Court directs PEMRA to check obscenity on TV channels

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to set the parameters for discouraging programmes and advertisements showing obscenity on TV channels. A three-member bench of the SC, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry, heard suo motu proceedings regarding obscene and other objectionable material carried in the […]


Pemra faces technological constraints

ISLAMABAD: As the associations of the Pakistan Cable Operators and the Pakistan Broadcasters moved the Supreme Court to become party in an ongoing case against obscenity and vulgarity in the electronic media, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) told the court that technological constraints restrained it from monitoring cable operators. “Television channels (Indian channels) […]


Policing TV channels

Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed of the Supreme Court, who has recently joined the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf, has got together with an ex-Ameer of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, and complained to the Supreme Court about obscenity on TV channels. This has caused Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to deliver an instant obiter dictum: “TV channels are […]


Telecom sector rejects media reports on tax evasion

By: Abrar Mustafa ISLAMABAD: The telecom sector has released a joint statement to refute recent reports issued in the media that have supported the NAB’s allegations of non-deposit of sales tax on interconnection charges over the last five years. The statement was issued following incorrect media reports claiming that the telecom sector had agreed to […]


‘Paid news’ and the paymasters

CHIEF minister Omar Abdullah virtually jumps at the first available opportunity to sermonise media and media persons. Often enough he conveniently forgets his own role, as head of the government, in rewarding unprofessional traits and punishing professional uprightness within the media. Speaking in Srinagar on Thursday at the inaugural ceremony of the Kashmir edition of […]


Cable operators clarify news item

ISLAMABAD: Representatives of the Cable Operators Association (CAO) Saturday strongly rejected a news item that appeared in an English newspaper saying that the CAO and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) in an earlier rally agreed to black out the broadcast of illegal and obscene TV channels as well as the writ of senior journalist Ansar […]


TV talk shows

I am a frequent viewer of TV talk shows. Basic idea behind these shows is to educate people on certain issues. There should be an exchange of views in a polite way, but now it appears that our TV talk shows have lost their utility as well as credibility. Anchors and guests are shown screaming, […]


Declaration of assets

By: ABDUL SAMAD SAMO It’s quite interesting that some so-called popular anchors of the private TV channels of our country have been preaching to politicians, generals, judges and bureaucrats in their respective current affairs programmes for declaring their assets before the nation but have been avoiding to give the same lesson to their fellow journalists/anchors […]