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ARY News back on air after SHC stay

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ISLAMABAD: The management of ARY News has obtained stay order from the Sindh High Court against the suspension of its licence by Pemra and the channel is back on air. After the court’s directives, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a notification on Wednesday, withdrawing its earlier order that had suspended the channel […]

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Channel owner, anchor, producer appear in court

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LAHORE: A five-member Lahore High Court bench on Tuesday directed anchorperson Mubasher Lucman and ARY programme Khara Sach producer Rao Qaisar to appear in the court in person on October 24 and submit their written replies. A larger bench, headed by Justice Syed Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, and comprising Justice Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Justice […]

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CPJ calls on Pakistani government to restore ARY News

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Office of the Prime Minister Islamabad, Pakistan Via facsimile: +92-51-2852663 Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express its deep concern over the recent decision by Pakistan’s broadcast regulator to suspend the privately owned ARY News, which is watched by millions in the country. We urge your government […]

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Not issued orders for ARY News licence suspension, says LHC

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LAHORE: A bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday observed that it had not issued orders of suspension of the licence of ARY News. According to ARY News, Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi during the hearing observed that the court had not issued orders for suspension of the licence of ARY News adding […]

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Journalist unions to protest against suspension of ARY News

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ISLAMABAD: Journalist Unions of Pakistan have decided to protest against Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) decision of suspension of ARY News channel license, ARY News reported. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Rana Azeem announced to stage country wide protests against the ‘unjust’ decision. Islamabad Union of Journalists President Shakeel Ahmed said that […]

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Pakistan suspends ARY News TV licence

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly critcising the decision by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PERMA) to suspend the broadcasting license of ARY News TV channel on October 20, 2014. The PERMA said the 15-day suspension of license was effective immediately and also imposed […]

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Pakistan bans TV channel amid increased attempts to control freedom of expression

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There have been protests in Pakistan against attacks on media workers.© Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)There have been protests in Pakistan against attacks on media workers.© Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)© Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) “ARY TV must be immediately allowed back on air. There is simply no justification for the […]

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Besides suspension ARY News fined Rs 10 mn

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed the cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News, while it has also asked the channel to pay a fine of Rs 10 million, ARY News reported. According to details, PEMRA asked cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News for a period of […]

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Political parties rebuke PEMRA’s decision against ARY News

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KARACHI: Almost all of the political parties of the country have condemned PEMRA’s decision of suspending the license of ARY News, in strongest of the words, ARY News reported. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that PEMRA is not independent in making its decisions, while his party stands with ARY News on the […]

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Condemnations pour in over PEMRA’s move to subdue voice of truth

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Journalist fraternity and members of different political parties have strongly condemned PEMRA’s decision of suspending the license of ARY News upon government’s consent, ARY News reported. Members of the journalist fraternity and different political parties strongly condemned the decision of subduing the voice of truth. They were of the view that PEMRA cannot suspend […]

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PEMRA decides to suspend license of ARY News

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in an unlawful move on Monday decided to suspend the license of ARY News for 15 days, ARY News reported. According to details, PEMRA authority held a meeting on Monday with an intention to teach a lesson to ARY News, for bringing facts before the people. The meeting […]

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ARY News closure: PFUJ protests outside Pemra office

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists under the aegis of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) today staged a protest demonstration outside Pemra office against closure of ARY News in some cities, ARY News reported Thursday. The protest demonstration was held against unfair practice of Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (Pemra) of blocking ARY news transmission. Protesting journalists […]

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Journalists decry curbs on media

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ISLAMABAD: The journalists organisations on Monday continued their protest against the unannounced curbs on Geo and ARY and newspapers Jang and The News and called for complete unity among the media outlets, both print and electronic, to protect the hard-earned freedom of expression. The journalists gathered at the protest camps set up in front of […]

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SHC issues notice to private TV for 30th on govt appeal

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday issued notice to ARY News on an appeal filed by the federal government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against the interim stay on Pemra decision regarding the suspension of the private news television channel. An SHC single bench on June 24 suspended the Pemra […]

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