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IHC wants decision on BOL workers’ salary within a fortnight

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court directed the defunct BOL media network on Wednesday to approach the federal government, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Federal Investiga­tion Agency (FIA) to get its outstanding dues released. The court also ordered the respondents named in a petition filed by the BOL network workers and the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union […]

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Axact owns channel, IPO confirms to Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO) in response to Pemra queries has officially informed it that M/s Axact (Pvt) Ltd, in different months of the year 2013, had applied for registration of around sixty names and logos of channels starting with word ‘BOL’ but nothing is registered and all cases are still pending. IPO has also […]

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Channel was sold to me, applicant tells SHC

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notices to Labaik TV Chief Executive Officer Shoaib Ahmed Sheikh, its director Siddique Ismail on contempt of court application against them for disobeying the court orders. The notices were issued on application of Mohsin Mujtaba, who sought attachment of assets and properties of Labaik TV and restraining […]

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PBA prays to SHC to become party in Axact’s TV case

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has filed an application with the Sindh High Court (SHC) to become party to the lawsuit filed by the BoL TV management submitting that the plaintiffs had leveled serious allegations against the association and its member broadcasters without documentary evidence. The applicant submitted that the Bol TV management had […]

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How Axact TV project moved on despite ISI, ministry’s objection

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ISLAMABAD: The Interior Ministry, which is the authority to issue security clearance for a new satellite TV channel or any new owner under the law, has never issued a valid security clearance to the Axact’s channel and withdrew an invalidly-issued NOC when the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) intimated the ministry and Pemra that the NOC to […]

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Support for Bol journalists pledged

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists headed by Rana Azeem has decided to hold protest rallies and sit-ins from Monday to demand withdrawal of restrictions on Bol TV channel. It also demanded withdrawal of a letter issued by Information Minister Senator Pervaiz Rashid to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority for the cancellation of […]

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Evasion of tax: FBR teams collects data from Bol office

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KARACHI: A team of Customs intelligence on Friday collected record from equipment and gadgets installed at the headquarters of Bol television, a sister concern of Axact, the IT company allegedly involved in a multi-million fake degree scam. The team faced protest by a large number of journalists associated with Bol and some journalist bodies, who […]

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Bol TV asked to wait for clearance of Axact

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ISLAMABAD: The Pak­istan Electronic Media Reg­ulatory Authority (Pemra) ordered the management of Bol Television on Thursday to stop their transmission until the directors of their parent company Axact were exonerated from charges of fraud and money laundering. Axact’s directors are currently facing charges in the wake of a massive fake degree scandal, which was exposed […]

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FIA gets remand of Axact chief, four others

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KARACHI: A judicial magistrate remanded on Wednesday the chief executive officer and four other officials of a software company in the custody of the Federal Investigation Agency till June 4 in a fake degrees and money laundering case. The FIA arrested Axact CEO Shoaib Ahmed Shaikh and Viqas Atique, Zeeshan Anwar, Mohammad Sabir and Zeeshan […]

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Equipment at Bol TV ‘imported illegally’

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Amid the controversy surrounding Axact’s multimillion-dollar fake degrees empire, questions are also arising about the financing and upkeep of its sister concern, the Bol Network. On Monday, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) sent a notice to Axact and Bol Group CEO Shoaib Shaikh to explain the illegal import of equipment and gadgets installed at […]

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Bol fiasco: Media cannot be judged by a single case, says Talat

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KARACHI: The whole media industry cannot be judged by a single case, TV anchor Talat Hussain said on Monday, while referring to the Axact and its media company Bol. Speaking to The Express News show Kal Tak host Javed Chaudhry, he said that the media industry has seen many a turbulent time, but never like […]

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FIA launches probe into fake degrees allegations

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: A day after the publication of a New York Times report against a Pakistani software company, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) launched on Tuesday a probe into the alleged fake degrees scam, ‘raided’ its offices in Islamabad and Karachi and asked its top management to appear before investigators on Wednesday. On Monday, the newspaper […]

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