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Imran Khan will have to seek apology in court

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The Jang/Geo Group on Saturday strongly rejected the baseless allegations levelled by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan against the country’s biggest media house, saying that it maintains the highest level of transparency in all its financial and operational matters. “Imran Khan is indulging in groundless and venomous propaganda against the Jang/Geo Group, which […]

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Imran loses all rationale, relies on ex-Pemra chief

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ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan’s continuous outbursts against the Geo/Jang Group without evidence attempts to incite violence against the groups workers and now the open use of abusive language against the group’s editor-in-chief is simply exposing him more and more with every passing day. Imran’s attempts to blackmail media persons will fail, as they will […]

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Defence ministry has ‘dossier’ against Geo that it never shared

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ISLAMABAD: The Defence Ministry’s reference to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), seeking Geo TV’s closure makes an interesting reading as it refers many ‘anti-Pakistan’ activities by the channel that the ministry never chose to share with Pemra or the Information Ministry before. This raises questions about the bias the defence establishment has been […]

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Aman Ki Asha vital for peace in region

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Speakers at International Literary, Cultural Conference urge Indian media to convey Pakistan’s peace message to Indians especially youth without any angling; Aman Ki Asha is not a debate but a conversation of love and affinity; Najam Sethi, Ataul Haq Qasmi, Mujibur Rehman Shami, Arif Nizami, Sofia Bedar, Sohail Warraich, Salim Safi, King Sukh Nath, Orya […]

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Ali Zafar’s upcoming film ‘Aman ki Asha’ renamed as ‘Total Siyappa’

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Ali Zafar’s latest venture into the Indian film industry is all set to tickle the audience’s funny bones by bringing to light the ever-contentious Pakistan-India rivalry. The tremendously talented, emerging director Eeshwar Nivas of ‘De Taali’ and ‘My Name is Anthony Gonsalves’ fame brings together renowned and beloved actors like Ali Zafar, Anupam Kher and […]

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The smear campaign against the Jang Group: The real story

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KARACHI: The Jang Group is no stranger to being targeted, as it has been under attack for the past many years. During the last few months, however, the viciousness on display must have shocked everyone. The sheer venom and vindictiveness of the attack has forced us to speak plainly and unveil the reasons as well […]

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Government opinion sought on PEMRA’s denial

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked the government on Monday to advise it whether to expunge an assertion, later denied by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), suggesting that a media house aired foreign-funded programmes. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani ordered Additional Attorney General Atiq Shah to seek instructions from the […]

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Judiciary-media relations at low ebb

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ISLAMABAD: As confrontation between bench and bar is intensifying on different matters, romance between superior courts and media is reaching a low ebb after the Supreme Court’s July 24 decision to change the presidential election’s schedule. Since the start of the lawyers’ movement, relations between superior courts and the media, particularly one big media group, […]

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PEMRA, its officials submit denial, want charges to be expunged

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday sought replies of 19 institutions which were claiming that their finances/accounts were not subject to audit by the Auditor General of Pakistan. A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the Civil Miscellaneous Application (CMA) filed by […]

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PEMRA Apologises Over Allegations Against Geo

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday apologised to the Supreme Court over the statement regarding Geo TV’s awareness campaigns, including ‘Aman Ki Asha’ and ‘Zara Sochiye’. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, comprising Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, resumed […]

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Pemra disowns assertions about foreign-funded programmes

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By: NASIR IQBAL ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) denied in the Supreme Court on Monday it had ever made assertions that a media house was airing foreign-funded programmes. “We categorically deny this and have even contacted top bosses of the media house to satisfy them,” said Zulfikar Maluka, the counsel for Pemra. […]

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SC Media Commission recommends freeze on new TV licenses

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By: Hamid Mir ISLAMABAD: The Media Commission constituted by the Supreme Court has recommended to parliament to establish a Media Laws Review Task Force, restructure and rename the Ministry of Information and free Pemra, PTV, APP and PBC of government control. The two-member commission, comprising Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Javed Jabbar, has submitted […]

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