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State TV writes ‘Begging’ instead of ‘Beijing’Minister orders inquiry

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Sunday ordered an inquiry into a widely criticised dateline slug displayed by the state-owned TV during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech at a function in China. The slug displayed ‘Beijing’ as ‘Begging’, drawing massive criticism. The state-run TV wrote on its Twitter account: “Today during the live […]

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World Radio Day being observed today

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Radio Pakistan is airing special programmes to mark World Radio Day being observed today [Saturday] to highlight the role of this medium. The objective of the World Radio Day observed on February 13 is to raise greater awareness among the public about the importance of radio, encourage decision makers to establish and provide access to […]

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25pc quota allocated for promoting local journalism, NA told

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage on Friday told the National Assembly that 25 percent quota has been allocated for promoting journalism at local level. During the Question-Hour in the National Assembly, he said that the ministry was promoting newspapers at district level with the specific quota. The News

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TV channels cautioned over crime re-enactment shows

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has expressed concern over what it says is a rising trend of broadcasting objectionable content in crime re-enactment shows. Pemra issued an advice to TV channels on Wednesday on the basis of recommendations of its Councils of Complaints (COC) which held a joint meeting on Monday. Pemra […]

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MQM rallies against ban on chief’s speeches

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Karachi: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement staged a protest outside the Mazar-e-Quaid on MA Jinnah Road on Sunday against the ban imposed on airing party chief Altaf Hussain’s speeches on TV channels and publishing them or his pictures in newspapers. Speaking on the occasion, MQM senior deputy convener Dr Farooq Sattar said the massive rally had […]

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Senate committee to grill PTV bosses over live broadcast of minister’s speech

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ISLAMABAD: A committee of the upper house of parliament will take up a privilege motion against Pakistan Television (PTV) on Monday for broadcasting the speech of a minister live without the permission of Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani. The privilege motion against PTV — the first of its kind — is part of a four-point agenda […]

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Pemra takes notice of airing of ‘abusive’ word used in press conference

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ISLAMABAD: In an unexpected exercise of its powers, the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has taken notice of the airing of an ‘abusive’ word used by the ISPR director general during his live press conference on Wednesday evening. The electronic media regulator issued on Thursday an advice to all news channels, asking them to […]

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Call for enforcing media laws and ethics

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A one-day lecture programme for orientation with media persons on “Media Laws and Ethics” was organised by Indus-Valley Communication Concepts (ICC) in collaboration with Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) at M.B. Ansari Hall Radio Pakistan Hyderabad. Experts urged upon all stakeholders to sit together and finalise a comprehensive code of conduct through consultation and legislation. They […]

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Research, reference section inaugurated at Radio Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD – A new research and reference section has been set up in News and Current Affairs Channel of Radio Pakistan to help make current affairs programs credible, relevant, and comprehensive. Director General Radio Pakistan, Syed Muhammad Imran Gardezi inaugurated the section here Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, he said it has been the hallmark […]

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LHC seeks Pemra’s reply on violation of ban on Altaf’s statements

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LAHORE: A full bench of the Lahore High Court on Monday gave four days time to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to explain why television channels violated the ban on broadcasting of interviews of exiled Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain. Pemra Chairman Absar Alam was ordered to submit a report on enforcement […]

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Wonderful world of radio

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As I write this week’s piece, my glance strays again and again to a much faded black and white photograph that shows my late father and some of his friends from Radio Pakistan Lahore. Standing in this group is a young lad of ten years, who appears to be overawed in such august company. This […]

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Pemra sends notices to two channels

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ISLAMABAD: The electronic media regulator has initiated action against five news channels and has issued two show-cause notices to two leading channels, in an effort to discourage the use of slang and street language on screen. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued on Tuesday notices to the two channels for airing abusive, indecent […]

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Pemra starts action against channels for abusive remarks

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) initiates punitive action against TV channels, separately, for hurling false allegations and passing highly personalised, abusive and derogatory remarks against individuals and for giving space to terror outfits threatening the state of Pakistan, says a press release. Taking serious cognizance of the language being used on TV screens, […]

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Pakistan safer than 2013, says Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid had said that Pakistan today was much safer than in 2013 when the present democratic government came to power. Speaking in the Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage here, he said that the Zarb-e-Azb and Karachi operations were launched to root […]

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