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How a simple question eluded media professionals

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ISLAMABAD: A flurry of resignations from Bol News – an upcoming television channel and partner of Axact company – has sent shockwaves through Pakistan’s buoyant media and thrown into disarray the plans of its owners. Over the last year and a half, the company had created a big stir when it managed to lure some […]

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BOL TV licence: court issues notice to PEMRA, Axact, Labbaik

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LAHORE: The court has issued notices to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Axact Pvt Ltd, and Labbaik Pvt Ltd, on an appeal filed against an order of the authority on the issue of BOL TV licence. A single-judge bench of the Lahore High Court, comprising Justice Ejazul Ahsan, issued the notices to the above-mentioned […]

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‘PEMRA Used Illegal Tactics To Support Malik Riaz’s TV Channel’

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KARACHI: Without any prior approval from the government’s investigation agencies, including Ministry of Interior, how come a regulator like Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued the so-called licence to a TV channel like ‘BOL News’ owned by Malik Riaz Hussain, said Mukhtar Ahmed Butt, a senior political analyst. At a programme ‘Focus on […]

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BOL News: PEMRA conceals facts, says Agha Shahid

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LAHORE: The petitioner in BOL News case, Agha Shahid Rasheed, has alleged that PEMRA deliberately concealed many facts while deciding the fate of the licence issue and overlooked several specific points during the proceedings of “personal hearing”. PEMRA had announced its decision on Monday, saying no irregularity had been committed while transferring the licence of […]

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