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AWP condemns attack on private TV channel office

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The Awami Workers Party (AWP) condemned the armed attack on the office of Vash TV channel in Karachi. In a joint statement, AWP senior vice-President Yousufmasti Khan, general secretary Akhtar Hussain Advocate and spokesperson Farooq Tariq expressed deep concerns at frequent attacks on the Balochi language channel ‘Vaash’ by armed men and termed it an […]


Amir Liaquat can appear on TV but can’t do Ramzan show

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday lifted the ban on anchorperson Dr Amir Liaquat by allowing him to appear on television shows. However, it sustained the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) decision to suspend his Ramzan show on Bol TV. Earlier on Friday, the electronic media watchdog had slapped a 30-day ban […]


Along with one month ban from PEMRA, Facebook deletes Aamir Liaquat’s official page

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KARACHI- Aamir Liaquat first gained popularity through program ‘Aalim Online’ which was started 15 years ago, but it was not long before he lost public support and found himself in hot water with regulatory authorities on a regular basis. The latest incident took place this Ramazan, when Aamir was banned from media appearances by PEMRA […]


PM says no room for censorship in today’s world

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ISLAMABAD: Asking the media to impose a “self-regulating mechanism”, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the PML-N government has made every effort to ensure freedom of expression and independence of media as the age of censorship is over. Speaking at the 23rd All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) Awards ceremony at PM Secretariat here on […]


Spent no money on secret funds for journalists in 5 years: PM Abbasi

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ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Wednesday that the incumbent government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had pledged to ensure free journalism in Pakistan since it held the reins. Addressing an awards ceremony at All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) in Islamabad, Abbasi said that the government took steps to ensure freedom of expression […]


Journalists end boycott of JUI-F activities after Fazl’s assurance

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) on Tuesday ended the boycott of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) after its chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman assured the journalist community of visiting the press club and tendering an apology over the torture of media persons by its workers. The PPC and KhUJ announced conditional […]


Saleem Baig appointed PEMRA chief

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President Mamnoon Hussain has approved summary of appointment of Mohammad Saleem Baig as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). An officer of the information service, Saleem had been serving as the principal information officer with the federal government. The appointment was made on the directives of the Supreme Court, it has been […]


Saleem Baig will be new chairman PEMRA: report

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ISLAMABAD – The Principal Information Officer (PIO) Mirza Saleem Baig is most likely to be appointed as the Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) as a summary with regard to his appointment for the post has been sent to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for approval. Reliable sources said that a committee led by […]


SHC orders establishment of information commission

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the provincial chief secretary to move the summary to the chief minister in order to take appropriate measures for the establishment of an information commission as well as a permanent secretariat in accordance with the law. The direction came as a result of a petition from Tariq Mansoor who […]


PEMRA bans Aamir Liaquat for ‘hurting sentiments’ of religious sects

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After a controversial video of Bol TV’s programme broadcasting criticism over a religious question came to light, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday banned Aamir Liaquat for hurting ‘sentiments of different sects’ and creating sensation ‘through unwarranted drama on the basis of religion’. “Dr Aamir Liaquat shall not appear on Bol News or […]


IHC withdraws show cause notices for TV anchors

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday withdrew the show cause notices served to the TV anchors and local TV owner in the case related to the implementation of Ramzan guidelines. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of IHC heard the case related to the ‘lottery and entertainment’ TV shows during the holy month of Ramadan. The […]


Game shows; CEOs, anchors summoned by IHC

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The Islamabad High Court on Monday summoned chief executive officers of television channels including TV One, ARY, Geo, Bol News and Filmazia as well as anchors of game shows to appear in person before the court on May 23 in a contempt of court petition. The anchors who were summoned by the court include Sahir […]


Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists concerned over notice served on Dawn

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over a notice served by the Press Council of Pakistan on Dawn for what it called violating the Ethical Code of Conduct by publishing an interview of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif about the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The PFUJ president, Afzal Butt, and its […]


APNS concerned over threats to press freedom

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has expressed strong apprehensions over the emerging serious threats to the press freedom in the ongoing transition towards the 2018 general elections. While analysing the prevailing state of the media, the APNS has expressed concern over the dangerously fluid position surrounding the press organizations largely due to the intervention […]