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Pemra imposes 30-day ban on Neo TV’s programme

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has put a 30-day ban on the broadcast of Harf-i-Raaz, a programme of Orya Maqbool Jan on Neo TV, for violating the Pemra Ordinance, 2002 and several other rules. Neo TV was issued a show-cause notice on Dec 7 for violating several laws and directives of the […]

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Govt to ban child domestic work: minister

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government will be putting a complete ban on child domestic work and negotiations are underway with all stakeholders to address the issue of missing persons, Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari said on Monday. Speaking at a seminar on Child Protection: Issues, Solutions and Opportunities, the minister announced a few […]

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LHC gives film importers final opportunity to file reply Import, scr

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Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday gave last and final opportunity to the Indian films’ importers to file a written reply in a writ petition filed against the import, screening and exhibition of Indian films in Pakistan. Hearing the petition, Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi said that if the respondents remained failed to file […]

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CPNE asks Centre not to suppress Sindh newspapers

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed serious concerns over a ban of government advertisements for newspapers of Sindh and demanded that the Federal Information Ministry stop ‘suppressing’ media organisations of the province. A meeting of editors of Sindh newspapers, presided over by the CPNE Sindh Committee acting chairman Ghulam Nabi Chandio, was […]

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Ban on live coverage impedes citizens’ right to information: PBA

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KARACHI: On Monday, the KP Home Department issued a letter on the request of the KP Apex Committee, asking the federal government to ban all live coverage of terrorist incidents.The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) says it realises the nation is going through a very challenging time and the entire country has to come together including […]

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KP seeks ban on live coverage of terrorism incidents

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ISLAMABAD: KP government has asked the federal government and Pemra to ban live coverage of terrorism incidents. Home and Tribal Affairs Department of KPK government’ letter No. PA/AS(Dev: & Fin) /HD/2015 dated January 23, 2016 written to federal secretary information and chairman PEMRA with the subject” APEX COMMITTEE MEETING – BAN ON LIVE COVERAGE OF […]

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Who is feeling the pinch after YouTube’s return?

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KARACHI: The Pakistani internet community is celebrating the reincarnation of YouTube, but there are those who have taken the ban reversal personally. After all, the ban, imposed on the world’s largest video-sharing website in September 2012, meant there was a vacuum waiting to be filled. These Pakistanis launched local proxies to counter the ban, meaning […]

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Violation of ban: Motor boating continues to pollute Rawal Lake

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ISLAMABAD: Despite a ban, unabated motor boating in Rawal Lake continues to put health of Rawalpindi residents at risk. In an act of sheer neglect and lack of concern, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration have apparently turned a blind eye to the illegal activity. Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency […]

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Order reserved on plea against hunting ban

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court reserved its order on Friday on the government’s review petition against a verdict banning the hunting of houbara bustards. A five-judge larger bench headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the case. Advocate Syed Ali Zafar, who represented some people affected by the ban, withdrew their petition after a member […]

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Environmentalists hail likely ban on plastic bags in KP

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PESHAWAR: While Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced to ban plastic bags within two months, the factories producing polythene bags oppose the decision and the government authorities seem to be determined to implement the decision. Arab Gul, an artisan working at a polythene bags’ factory in the provincial capital, told this correspondent that many people […]

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Ban on Geo in AJK lifted

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ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Minister for Information Sardar Abid Hussain handed over the copy of notification regarding lifting of ban on Geo News transmission to Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt at National Press Club on Wednesday. The notification to lift the ban on the transmission of Geo News was […]

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YouTube ban challenged in PHC

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PESHAWAR: A local lawyer has challenged in Peshawar High Court the ban placed on social media website YouTube, pleading that the site should be unblocked. The petitioner, advocate Mian Mohibullah Kakakhel, on Tuesday requested the PHC to direct the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and ministry of interior to open the website ( for the benefit of […]

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Mobile phones inside polling station banned

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday said that in order to stem chances of any manipulation of the polling process, a voter would not be allowed to carry cell phones inside polling booths. An ECP press release said that the measure would be adopted to ensuring smooth and transparent conduct of polls […]

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Ban on YouTube

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Thus far in its short term, the caretaker government has been content to stay relatively low-key, and even though a peaceful transfer of power to the next democratically-elected government is the main goal of the caretaker set-up, there is another area where it can stamp its mark. The ban on YouTube now stands at 200 […]

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