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Pemra wants channel to be fined for inciting democratic govt removal

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ISLAMABAD: The Pemra Council of Complaints Saturday recommended a fine of Rs100 000 to ARY News on charges of incitement for dislodging the democratic setup. Hearing a complaint lodged by Shanila Sikandar against the ARY News programme “Sawal Ye Hai” hosted by Dr Danish, the council in its 32nd meeting with Prof Shamim Humayun in […]

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Pemra council recommends fine on private TV channel

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority Council of Complaints yesterday recommends fine on a private TV Channel on charges of incitement against democratic setup. PEMRA Council of Complaints, Islamabad in its 32nd meeting held under the Chair of Professor Shamim Humayun recommended imposition of Rs100,000 fine on ARY News on charges of incitement […]

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Another Pemra warning to channel for levelling charges without proof

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday warned a private news channel, ARY News, for airing an “irresponsible and baseless” analysis without any proof on appointments and promotions of Generals in the Pakistan Army. A Pemra statement said: “Having monitored channels for the last few months, we noted that during a talk show, […]

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TV channel warned over anti-Malala hate speech

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ISLAMABAD – Country’s TV regulator on Friday censured a leading news channel for airing “hate speech” against Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and her family, warning that accusations of blasphemy could endanger lives. Malala, who moved to England after being shot in the head by the Taliban, is both admired and hated in her […]

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Pemra makes ARY pay fine, apologise once again

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ISLAMABAD: ARY News has paid Rs100,000 fine imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for use of derogatory words and non-installation of time delaying mechanism. It is worth mentioning that Pemra imposed the fine on the TV channel for use of derogatory language in its three programmes . The Pemra Council of Complaints had […]

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Pemra imposes fine on channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra Council of Complaints Sindh 27th meeting was held at Regional Office Karachi headed by the Chairperson Professor Inam Bari. According to Pemra press release public complaints of serious nature received through automized Viewer Complaints and Feedback Management System and from other quarters were taken up on the agenda. Pemra on the recommendations of […]

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IHC directs PEMRA to decide application

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Islamabad – The Islamabad High Court yesterday directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to decide an application seeking cancellation of a private TV channel’s licence within ten days. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq conducted the petition of Shohada Foundation of Pakistan Trust (SFPT) moved against a private news channel ARY […]

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One injured in a hand grenade attack by Islamic State on office of television channel

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Video editor of “ARY News” television channel was injured in attacked by militants of Islamic State (IS) on January 13, in Islamabad the capital of Pakistan. The attackers on a motorcycle hurled a hand grenade and fired shots at the office. The security guard tried to catch the attackers but not succeeded. Omar Hayat, a […]

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PM’s assistant serves Rs1 bn notice on channel for propaganda

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ISLAMABAD: Capt Shujaat Azeem, special assistant to the prime minister on aviation, has served a defamation notice on ARY News channel President Salman Iqbal and host of programme ‘Khara Such’ Mubasher Lucman for airing series of orchestrated programmes based on malice and bare faced lies. In his notice dated February 25, 2015, served through renowned […]

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ARY show ‘plot against judiciary’: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has termed the programme aired by ARY News on January 25, 2015 against the standards of journalistic ethics and a provocative conspiracy against judiciary to prevent it from playing its constitutional role and to influence its working. In a press release issued by IHC Deputy Registrar (Admin) Imran Khan […]

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Personnel of television news channels harassed while covering protest demonstrations

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On December 15, 2014, in the city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest province, activists of the opposition political party, Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) attacked and harassed a media team of private television channel Geo News as it was covering their protest demonstration and preventing them from reporting. Earlier, PTI workers had harassed […]

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Television reporters arrested for exposing transport of illegal arms and ammunition via railways

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The investigative reporting team of a private television channel in Pakistan was arrested and criminally charged on December 3, for an expose on the transport of illegal arms and ammunition on state owned railways. ARY News said two of its investigative journalists, Asif Qureshi, and Zulqarnain Sheikh were not only arrested but also assaulted by […]

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Politicians condemns filing of case against ‘SAR-E-AAM’ team

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LAHORE/KARACHI: Prominent politicians of Pakistan registered their protest over filing of case against ARY News investigative journalism program SAR-E-AAM, ARY News reported. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Ismail said that Minister of Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique should resign from his post after the incident. Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed was of the view […]

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Sar-e-Aam team booked for exposing arms smuggling via railways

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LAHORE/KARACHI: The GM Railways, Javed Anwar on Wednesday confessed that anyone can dispatch any sort of goods via Pakistan Railways, irrespective of the fact that how dangerous the consignment could be, ARY News reported. Addressing a press conference shortly after a sting operation by ARY News program Sar-e-Aam team, the GM Railways admitted before the […]

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