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Govt asked to present Right to Information bill

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Wednesday directed the government to present the Right to Information (RTI) bill in parliament at the earliest, as it has already been delayed for 18 months now. “If the bill which was approved by this committee is not presented in the House before the next […]

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‘Media owners should share responsibility for journalists’ safety’

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, while discussing the Protection of Journalists Bill 2014, suggested that media owners should attend meetings to address the issue. The committee has decided to form a subcommittee, in order to discuss the matter further and will report within 30 days. The meeting was […]

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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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ARY CEO announces BOL TV takeover

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KARACHI: In a startling development, ARY Digital Network Founder and Chief Executive Officer Salman Iqbal announced the media group has taken over the BOL media network. According to BOL’s website, it is a complete media enterprise consisting of platforms including television, digital media, print media, cinemas & movies, theater and radio. Speaking today at a […]

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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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SHC reserves order on Labbaik’s plea against channel NOC withdrawal

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday reserved judgment on petitions of the LabbaikPvt Ltd against the withdrawal of the NOC for the Bol TV’s four directors and the policy advice of the Ministry of Information to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority to ensure the stoppage of the Bol TV transmission. The court […]

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Axact funded its channel completely: FBR

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecom has been told that Axact has ‘destroyed the country’. It has sold over 200,000 fake degrees and the origin of infamy is New York. It has Rs5 million equity but is paying its anchors Rs8 million. Its chairman Shoaib Shaikh holds only one share worth Rs10. […]

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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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Bol TV can’t go on air without security clearance: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed has said Bol TV cannot go on air without its security clearance. Addressing a press conference at the PID, Pervaiz said the letter written to Pemra was not concerning the fake degrees but was regarding security clearance of Bol TV, requesting Pemra not to let the channel go on air […]

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Senate body asks govt to implement media’s code in 10 days

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Discussing the status of electronic media’s code of conduct under the chairmanship of Kamil Ali Agha, Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage (IB&NH) on Tuesday asked the Information Ministry to take steps for the code’s implementation within 10 days. Information Secretary Muhammad Azam told the committee that the bill had been sent […]

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SHC issues notices to DAG on Bol TV petition

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) Thursday issued a notice to the deputy attorney general on a petition of Labaik Private Limited against the policy advice of the Ministry of Information to the Pemra to ensure stoppage of Bol TV transmission. Petitioner Labaik Private Limited, through its director Ayesha Shoaib Sheikh, had impugned the policy […]

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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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Broadcasters’ body steps in to help Bol employees

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The country’s top broadcasters body has stepped in to protect the interests of journalists whose future has been put at stake by Bol Network, a sister company of Axact. The ambitious media project was the brainchild of Axact owner and chief executive Shoaib Ahmad Shaikh, who is now under arrest for allegedly running a worldwide […]

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