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Media directed to black out 37 banned outfits

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior has directed the national media through Pemra not to publish or telecast the news items of 37 banned outfits. The Ministry on Thursday dispatched a list to the print and electronic media of these banned outfits and directed not to telecast their news items, especially their threats and claims should […]

Budget debate to be telecast live

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ISLAMABAD: An opposition walkout from the National Assembly and hard bargaining on Monday won the facility of a live telecast of parliament’s budget debate for the first time in Pakistan beginning on Tuesday. Leader of the Opposition Khurshid Ahmed Shah refused to open the general debate in the National Assembly on the budget for 2015-16 […]

Effectively regulating electronic media: National Assembly body calls for improving Pemra’s role

Advertisements with foreign content are mostly belong to multi-national companies, thus one has to confront numerous issues before taking any decision to define the word ‘obscenity’, a parliamentary panel was informed on Thursday. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira informed the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting that efforts were under […]

Pemra’s Valentine

WHETHER or not it is only a minority that is protesting against Valentine’s Day celebrations, the impact on the media watchdog in the country has been telling. A day ahead of the event, on Wednesday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority asked the television channels to “avoid offending religious sentiments and corrupting the nation’s youth […]