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Urgent appeal: AHRC expresses concern over closure of Axact, Bol

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The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has expressed concern on the unemployment of 8,000 workers of Axact and Bol Media Group as a result of the government’s action against these companies. The commission has also started an urgent appeal programme on its website under which emails will be sent to President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister […]

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On CoC’s recommendation, Pemra suspends Axact’s TV licences

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday approved suspension of licences of BOL TV’s BOL News and BOL Entertainment till fulfilment of legal and codal formalities. It may be mentioned that Council of Complaints (CoC), Sindh, in its 24th meeting held on August 18, 2015, after granting opportunity of hearing to the […]

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Pemra recommends suspension of Axact TV’s license till security clearance

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) Council of Complaints (CoC) Sindh Tuesday recommended the suspension of Bol TV license till finalization of security clearance. The 24th meeting of the council was held at the Pemra Sindh office here to discuss various items on the agenda mainly to decide the fate of Bol TV […]

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Axact owns channel, IPO confirms to Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO) in response to Pemra queries has officially informed it that M/s Axact (Pvt) Ltd, in different months of the year 2013, had applied for registration of around sixty names and logos of channels starting with word ‘BOL’ but nothing is registered and all cases are still pending. IPO has also […]

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SHC orders directors of Bol TV to get sLabbaikclearance again

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KARACHI: Dismissing the plea of Labbaik Private Limited (Bol TV), the Sindh High Court on Friday directed the four new directors of the enterprise, who include Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh and his wife, to once again obtain security clearance from government agencies. Announcing its judgment on the petition, the two-judge SHC bench headed by Justice […]

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Four accused in Axact fake degree case remanded in FIA custody

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By: Zaib Azkaar Hussain KARACHI: Four accused involved in the Axact fake degree case were remanded to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for four days on physical remand on Thursday. Fahad Ansari, MuradAkhtar, Adnan and Vivian produced by the FIA before the Judicial Magistrate (South) stated that as employees of the Axact, they used to […]

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Fulfill legal obligations, minister tells Axact’s channel

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday said the government would issue NOC to the BOL channel when it fulfills its constitutional obligations and obey Pemra rules. The federal minister said this at the time when he stood to address an education conference here but at the time some employees […]

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Axact used to host 25 porn sites

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RAWALPINDI: Data of as many as 25 porn websites has been seized from the computers of Axact, revealed sources in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). This record was found from the Axact servers that used to host these porn sites. These sites were uploaded from these servers. Forensic test of the servers is continuing and […]

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Axact chief, eight others sent to jail on judicial remand

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: A judicial magistrate remanded on Monday the chief executive officer of a software company and eight other officials in prison in a fake degrees and money laundering case. The Federal Investigation Agency had detained Axact CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, Viqas Atique, Zeeshan Anwar, Mohammad Sabir, Zeeshan Ahmed, Mohammed Rizwan, Imran Ahmed Khan, Atif Hussain […]

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PBA prays to SHC to become party in Axact’s TV case

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has filed an application with the Sindh High Court (SHC) to become party to the lawsuit filed by the BoL TV management submitting that the plaintiffs had leveled serious allegations against the association and its member broadcasters without documentary evidence. The applicant submitted that the Bol TV management had […]

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In Islamabad: FIA arrests 17 more Axact executives

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The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested 17 executives of the Axact Islamabad zone and registered a case against its CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh, his wife Ayesha Shaikh, regional directors, managers and operators over their involvement in issuing fake degrees, doing fraud and money laundering. According to the FIA, once the physical remand period of […]

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Axact’s channel imported equipment sans mandatory NOC

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ISLAMABAD: The scrutiny of Pemra record has established that Axact channel company M/s Labaik had not obtained the NOC to import technical and broadcasting equipment, which was mandatory. The Pemra record of M/s Labaik (Pvt) Ltd shows that neither the company was ever given any NOC to import technical or broadcast equipment nor had it […]

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How Axact TV project moved on despite ISI, ministry’s objection

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ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry, which is the authority to issue security clearance for a new satellite TV channel or any new owner under the law, has never issued a valid security clearance to the Axact’s channel and withdrew an invalidly-issued NOC when the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) intimated the ministry and Pemra that the NOC to […]

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Get BOL?

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By: Farooq Hameed Khan In the very first television talk show, shortly after Declan Walsh’s story in New York Times (NYT) on the Axact degrees scandal, followed by the unprecedented and well-coordinated hype by our media, my reaction was spontaneous. I had no doubts then and still maintain that Axact was only an excuse, with […]

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