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Radio ki kahani: Abidi for revival of radio listening

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ISLAMABAD: Raza Ali Abidi, arguably one of the most accomplished broadcasters in South Asia, has called for a focus on airing infotainment so as to reintroduce radio listening in the country. The veteran broadcaster and author of a number of books as well as travelogues cited the fast paced nature of broadcasting itself as the […]

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Radio Pakistan to extend its reach across Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD – Radio Pakistan Director General Syed Muhammad Imran Gardezi has said that the state-run organisation is going to extend its reach across Pakistan through new high rangetransmitters. Addressing the staff and artists of the Radio Pakistan, he said that being the voice of the nation, the national broadcaster has played a very significant role […]

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SJC warns media against reporting on its sessions

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), which has taken up a number of misconduct references against superior court judges, took an unusual step on Thursday when it warned the media not to publish or air news items about the council without verification or confirmation from the council’s secretariat. A strongly-worded handout issued after the SJC’s […]

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Pemra monitoring TV coverage of banned groups

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ISLAMABAD: Even as confusion reigns among news channels regarding the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) latest directives, the regulator has begun the strict implementation of its recent orders to curtail coverage of all 72 banned organisations. Pemra issued directives on Nov 2, stating, “All satellite TV channels / FM radios are strictly directed not […]

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Pemra bans media coverage of JuD, FIF

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ISLAMABAD: The electronic media watchdog has banned media coverage of proscribed organisations, including the Lash­kar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) and the Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). Following the Dec 2001 attack on the Indian parliament, the government of Pakistan banned LeT on January 14, 2002. After the proscription, the organisation continued to operate, first under the banner […]

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Media allowed to broadcast LG results one hour after polls

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Friday allowed electronic media to air unofficial/unconfirmed result of local government election being held Saturday (today) after one-hour of polling. Justice Farrukh Irfan Khan passed this interim order on two identical petitions of Pakistan Broadcaster Association and Ishtiaq Chaudhry against ban on airing unofficial result of the LG polls imposed […]

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Radio Pakistan Quetta

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WHERE the acquisition of potentially lucrative tracts of land is concerned, there is never any shortage of takers in this country. Recent decades have seen countless acres of land in cities and even in the rural areas taken over to satisfy the never-flagging demand to either convert its use or parcel it out for sale. […]

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Pemra chairman’s appointment summary to be sent to PM by 18th

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Wednesday was told that the process for the appointment of a full-time chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has been started. The committee, which met here with Kamil Ali Agha in the chair, was informed by Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage […]

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Pemra imparts training to employees on code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in a crash course arranged at its headquarters has imparted training to its officers on the enforcement and monitoring staff on the newly issued code of conduct for electronic media 2015. The training is aimed at ensuring effective implementation of the code of ethics, said a press release […]

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Radio Pakistan to go off air in favour of sports complex

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Quetta: The Balochistan government has finalised a plan to take over 64 acres of land owned by Radio Pakistan in Quetta by shutting down the station’s transmission, removing its machinery and transmission towers from the Sariab area. On Wednesday, sources confirmed that government officials had been directed to put finishing touches on the plan to […]

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Pemra-PBA agree to work for betterment of electronic media

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) jointly resolved to work in unison for the betterment of electronic media in Pakistan. In a meeting held PBA office here, it was agreed that Pemra would play proactive role as regulator to provide maximum level playing field to electronic media […]

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Pemra, PBA to discuss new code of conduct on 4th

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ISLAMABAD: The dialogue between the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) on new directives regarding TV channels will be held on August 4 in Karachi. Pemra on the directives of the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on July 30 declared a six-point code of conduct for TV channels. […]

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Ban on Geo in AJK lifted

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ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Minister for Information Sardar Abid Hussain handed over the copy of notification regarding lifting of ban on Geo News transmission to Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt at National Press Club on Wednesday. The notification to lift the ban on the transmission of Geo News was […]

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Cable operators reject service tax

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KARACHI: The cable operators association has opposed the imposition of a fresh ‘service tax’ by the Sindh government and called upon the authorities to declare their business tax-free for 10 years. “We make this demand so that we can offer cheap and quality service to our customers,” Khalid Arain, chairman of the Cable Operators Association […]

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