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PEMRA to form policies against ‘immoral’, ‘indecent’ drama content

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and Broadcasters Association has decided to formulate policies to regulate ‘immoral’ and ‘indecent’ content by entertainment channels. In a meeting in Karachi on Monday, PEMRA Chairperson Muhammad Saleem Baig and officers of the PBA discussed public concerns over the content run by online channels and agreed to form an […]


Five years on, murderers of Geo News staffer remain at large

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Five years ago, on September 8, 2015, a digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van belonging to Pakistan’s largest television network Geo News, was attacked by unknown gunmen in the metropolitan city of Karachi. In the attack, a satellite engineer, Arshad Ali Jaffery, was killed. His colleague, the driver of the van, Anis Chauhan, suffered injuries […]


TV reporter, two sons killed in accident

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KHUZDAR: A journalist working for a private news TV channel was killed along with his two sons in a traffic accident in the industrial town of Hub on Monday, police said. Police said that Aaj TV reporter Abdul Sattar Mohammad Hasni was riding a motorcycle along with his sons when a vehicle hit it. The […]


Late journalist Fareeha Razzaq awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

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KARACHI: President Arif Alvi has awarded ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz’ to renowned journalist and politician late Fareeha Razzaq Awan on her work on human rights and the efforts she had made during her life in solving the problems faced by women. The late journalist was selected from the category of Community Service. For 30 years she wrote articles […]


4000 social media accounts blocked over sharing hate material in Pakistan

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LAHORE – At least 4000 social media accounts have been blocked for sharing hate material and 87 people have been arrested in Pakistan. According to details, the arrests have been made under 3-Acquaintance of Public Order (MPO) on Saturday. The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Lahore said that while monitoring the activities, 218 people have also been […]


Chairman PEMRA For Gearing Up Efforts To Curb Immoral Content On Cable Networks

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Chairman, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Muhammad Saleem Baig has directed the officials to speed up action against the cable operators playing immoral content and Indian channels HYDERABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 5th Sep, 2020 ) :Chairman, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Muhammad Saleem Baig has directed the officials […]


Shibli strongly condemns murder of journalist Shaheena Shaheen

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz on Sunday strongly condemned the killing of journalist Shaheena Shaheen. In a tweet the minister said tragic incident of the murder of journalist Shahina Shaheen was very sad and reprehensible. Shibli Faraz said the government strongly believed in freedom of expression and protection of journalists […]


Pakistani movies, dramas to be aired on Saudi media in Arabic

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ISLAMABAD, Sep 4 (APP): Pakistani movies and dramas, dubbed in Arabic, would be on aired in Saudi Arabia to cement cultural cooperation and strengthen bilateral ties between the brotherly countries. It was agreed during a meeting between Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting, Senator […]


Woman journalist shot dead in Balochistan’s Turbat

A female journalist was shot dead at her home in Turbat area of Balochistan’s Kech district on Saturday evening, police said. Shaheena Shaheen, aged around 25 years, was a local anchorperson at state-owned broadcaster PTV and editor of a local magazine. She was also a student of fine arts at the University Of Balochistan, the […]


PEMRA Bans Retelecast Of Drama Serials Ishqia, Piyar Ke Sadqey

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday banned repeat telecast of ARY drama serial Ishqia and Hum TV drama serial Piyar Ke Sadqey under PEMRA Ordinance section 27 ISLAMABAD, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 4th Sep, 2020 ):Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday banned repeat telecast of ARY drama […]


Islamia University Of Bahawalpur Initiates Training Program For Journalists

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BAHAWALPUR: The Islamia University of Bahawalpur has launched a training program for working journalists here. According to the spokesman of the university Shahzad Ahmad Khalid, during this training program, having three days sessions in each week , as many as 150 journalists will be given hands on technical training as well as awareness on media […]


Protest rallies staged against blasphemous sketches

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ISLAMABAD: Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen on Friday organised peaceful rallies and protest demonstrations across the country against the publication of blasphemous sketches of Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) in a French magazine and the burning of the Holy Quran in Sweden. Peaceful protests were held in different cities of the country including Quetta, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir in which a […]


PNCA to hold Theater Workshop on Sept 8

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Islamabad: Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) will hold three days long ‘Theater Workshop’ for students willing to seek technical insights of repertory theater on September 8 to 10. The workshop was aimed to educate amateur actors regarding the art of acting and the sensibilities of theater. Local and senior artists will also participate in […]


34-year-old private property deal: Court extends judicial remand of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till 17th

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LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday extended the judicial remand of Jang-Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman till September 17. The authorities concerned produced Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman before Accountability Court Judge Assad Ali. Senior lawyer Amjad Parvez represented Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman during the hearing. The court directed NAB through a short order to return the belongings of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman […]