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Self-regulating the media

By: Basil Nabi Malik Recently on a Pakistani television channel, the live conversion of a minority member to the folds of Islam was broadcast as a momentous victory for Muslims everywhere, notwithstanding the sense of insecurity that it may have caused in other minority members of Pakistan already struggling in an increasingly conservative and intolerant […]


Cable operators directed to stop obscene shows

MIRPUR: The district administration here strictly ordered cable operators on Monday not to air Indian TV channels and vulgar programmes. The ordered was given after the administration started strict monitoring of the cable operators, official sources told APP. The administration took action on various public complaints about airing of certain objectionable programmes carrying obscene scenes […]


No policy to check TV programmes, Supreme Court told

By: Nasir Iqbal ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was not surprised on Monday when the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) stated that the government had a policy to monitor TV programmes, especially of foreign channels, nor it had a clear definition of obscenity. Pemra’s acting chairman Abdul Jabbar was of the opinion that obscenity or […]


Case filed in SC against Abidi, TV anchor, Pemra

By: Usman Manzoor & Sohail Khan ISLAMABAD: A contempt of court petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, a private TV anchor and Dr Abdul Jabbar, acting chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), for deliberately maligning the judiciary and criticising the person of the chief justice […]


Press Council Pakistan emphasizes pursuing media code of conduct

LAHORE: Raja Shafqat Khan Abbasi, Chairman Press Council of Pakistan on Friday underscored the need for acting upon media code of ethics. “Ethics for journalists are very much there and impression against its non-existence is unrealistic,” he added. Talking to media persons at the Council’s newly established regional office at Aiwan-e-Iqbal he said the code […]


Serving the interests of…

By: Gulmina Bilal Ahmad After a decade of the initiation of an evolution that engulfed the media, it is perhaps time for it to assess the standards of journalism currently being practiced. As Ted Turner states, “Just because your ratings are bigger doesn’t mean you’re better.” This is the realisation that the Pakistani media is […]


Government asked to close all illegal Indian channels

By: Ansar Abbasi ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani defence establishment has demanded of the government to immediately close all illegal Indian channels to check India’s hostile agenda against Pakistan, specifically targeting the young generation, Pakistani culture and its nationalism. According to Information Ministry sources, the defence establishment had repeatedly conveyed its extreme concern to the Pakistan Electronic […]


Asma’s appeal to Pemra

LAHORE: Asma Jahangir has called on the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take notice of the “manner in which TV channels have shown conversion of a young Hindu boy”. In a statement on Tuesday, she called the incident ‘distasteful’ and a way of spreading religious intolerance. Dawn


Supreme Court issues notices on journalists’ pleas

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court observed on Tuesday that the media should also present itself for accountability and an effective and implementable code of conduct was necessary for the media. During proceedings on applications of known journalists – Hamid Mir and Absar Alam – the two-member SC bench comprising Justice Jawad S Khwaja and Justice Khilji […]


Electronic media

By: MOMINA GHANI Lahore: I want to draw the attention of our authorities to the role of the electronic media, which is only focused on politics. I believe there is a need for local media to broaden its focus beyond the petty concerns of politicians. It should bring into focus some bigger issues that are […]


Few suggestions for TV channels

By: AMER FAROOQI I want to suggest a few things to TV channels that I think can enormously improve their quality; this is especially for the news channels. 1. Pronunciation of many anchors / representatives in various cities is bad. Anchors must go through training before coming live on TV. 2. A rule should be […]


Media and violence

By: ANWAR PARVEEN, Media plays an important role in the formation of a society but unfortunately, today it is constantly playing with our thoughts and reasoning. Crime-related programmes are aired daily on almost all news channels. The re-enacted scenes of outrageous violence leave negative impressions on young and immature minds. These programmes show how murder […]


Whither ‘media asool’?

By: EMES HASAN KARACHI: It seems that the Pakistani media, both the print and electronic, is trying to self-regulate itself and address issues, emanating amidst allegations of corruption in the media, yellow journalism, paucity of communication ethics, less than desired level of institution’s professional and social responsibility. Interestingly, two of the domestic TV anchors, have […]


Violent movies on show

By: NAILA MASOOD Rawalpindi: The Pakistani masses are already going through mental agony because of suicide attacks and the so-called ‘war on terror’. I remember when I was a child, our parents used to stop us from watching movies or dramas that contained violence or horror. Now there is bloodshed everywhere. Nobody knows who is […]