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IHC bars FIA from taking action against journalist till 12th

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC), on Thursday, barred the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) from taking any adverse action against Arshad Sulehri, a journalist, till October 12th. A single bench of Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard the petition of Sulehri, who moved the court through his counsel Muhammad Sajid Khan Tanoli. The bench also issued […]


Matiullah Jan’s kidnapping issue: Interior ministry refuses to send representative to Information Commission

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ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry Thursday refused to send its representative to the Information Commission to explain why it has refused providing CCTV footage on the kidnapping of journalist Matiullah Jan recently to a citizen who had demanded it under the Right to Information Act of 2017. Earlier, the Interior Ministry had refused to even acknowledge […]


SC seeks record of case against Jang owner

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court hearing a post-arrest bail plea of Chief Executive of the Jang Group of Newspapers Mir Shakeelur Rehman on Thursday summoned the NAB prosecutor general and asked the trial court to furnish complete update of the case. A three-judge SC bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam had taken up the appeal of […]


PEMRA renews VU TV channels license for 15 years

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LAHORE: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has renewed the licence of Virtual TV (VTV) for the next 15 years in non-commercial education category. Pemra Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig handed over the licences to VUTV General Manager Baber Ali. Website: The News


Detention of convict in Pearl murder case extended

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ISLAMABAD: The Sindh government has extended for another three months the detention period of Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh, who was convicted of kidnapping The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) bureau Chief Daniel Pearl, the Supreme Court was informed on Wednesday. A three-judge SC bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, at the previous hearing on Sept 28 […]


‘A home-run for misogynists’: Zee5 removes Churails for Pakistan-based viewers

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Ever since Asim Abbasi’s Churails released on the virtual international platform Zee5, news of its content surrounding women’s rights has been making headlines. Pressing on important issues such as child abuse, forced marriages, deplorable labour conditions, domination of race and class leading to suicide and crime, as well as internalised misogyny and society’s collective obsession […]


Pervaiz Rasheed demands laws for protection of all

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Senator and former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed said that ban is being imposed on everything and the desire to keep society blind, deaf and dumb is not coming to end and these all are a great burden on the state of Pakistan. He said that good laws should be […]


Journalist’s vehicles set on fire

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(MENAFN – Tribal News Network) HANGU/SWABI: Three vehicles owned by a senior journalist were set on fire, while a transgender person was shot injured in two separate incidents in Hangu and Swabi on Monday. In Hangu, unknown miscreants set on fire three vehicles of senior journalist Zahid Misri Khan which were parked outside his home. […]


PEMRA asks broadcasters, advertisers to review biscuit ad following complaints

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued an advisory for broadcasters and advertisers urging them to refrain from using themes and content which do not correspond with the nature of the product being marketed. In an advisory issued on October 5, the authority said that the content of ordinary consumer products, such as […]


PEMRA asks advertisers to stop using irrelevant visuals to ‘promote consumerism’

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LAHORE: After receiving complaints pertaining to an allegedly objectionable advertisement of a biscuit brand, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Monday barred the advertising agencies from “rampant use” of irrelevant visuals to “promote consumerism”. The said advertisement which offered a mix of song and dance has been on the receiving end of flak […]


Veteran journalist remembered on first death anniversary

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The late Abul Hasanat, who had also served as the city editor of Dawn in his long journalistic career, was remembered on Saturday evening at the Karachi Press Club, where a programme was held in connection with his first death anniversary. He was remembered as a well-read person with great insights into history, journalism, linguistics […]


Rabbani slams PEMRA ban on Nawaz speeches

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ISLAMABAD: PPP Senator Mian Raza Rabbani on Saturday said the Pemra restrictions on airing the speech of former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and reporting on the motorway rape case was a clear violation of Articles 19 and 19(A) of the Constitution. “The federal government continues to violate Articles 19 and 19(A) of the Constitution, […]


PM permission to broadcast Nawaz’s speech termed mistake

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LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid feels Prime Minister Imran Khan made an incorrect decision to allow airing of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s speech on TV though the premier wanted Mr Sharif to be exposed. He alleged that the PML-N supremo had become an active member of an “alliance” in London that was conspiring against the […]


Book on Pakistani media launched in Washington

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WASHINGTON: Pakistani media are thriving and chained at the same time. This was the conclusion of the virtual launching of the new book: “From Terrorism to Television: Media, State, and Society in Pakistan” at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The book is co-edited by Qaisar Abbas and Farooq Sulehria, says a press release. […]