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Cable operators assail govt policy

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KARACHI: The Cable Operators Association of Pakistan (COAP) has vowed to continue its struggle against what it calls steps to curb media freedom and warned the federal government of besieging various official institutions if it continues with the policy. Speaking at a demonstration held outside the Karachi Press Club on Thursday in protest against the […]

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Cable operators have no authority to close channels: minister

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said the law was taken into their hands on the Geo TV issue and that cable operators have no authority to decide which channel can go on air and which cannot. Also, he added, the army and the government stand united over the issue […]

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Tahir Ashrafi against ban on any channel, asks PM to step in

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ISLAMABAD: Allama Muhammad Tahir Ashrafi, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, has strongly opposed banning of any media group, including Geo/Jang Group operations, on any pretext. He also asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step in immediately to defuse the situation by using his influence over both the media group and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Talking to […]

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No reason to close channel if it apologises: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Thursday that there was no justification for shutting down a channel and if it had made a mistake, realised it and tendered an apology, it should be accepted. He said that it was advisable to follow the policy of live and let others live […]

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Media freedom should be exercised with responsibility: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said that the government believes in freedom of expression but it is the need of the hour to exercise this freedom with utmost responsibility. Talking to reporters after visiting an expo at the Pak-China Friendship Centre on Sunday, he said the government was committed to protecting media freedom but […]

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IHC moved for ban on TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: Former president of Islamabad Bar Association Chaudhry Muhammad Akram here Thursday moved Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking directions to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to cancel licence of the ARY TV for ridiculing former chief justice of Pakistan and superior judiciary. The petitioner made MIB, […]

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