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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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PTV national to broadcast live proceeding of Parliament: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Thursday informed the National Assembly that PTV National would broadcast live proceedings of the Parliament. The minister said that, PTV National had been assigned to broadcast live proceeding of the budget session keeping in view the desire of members of National Assembly […]

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Axact’s channel imported equipment sans mandatory NOC

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ISLAMABAD: The scrutiny of Pemra record has established that Axact channel company M/s Labaik had not obtained the NOC to import technical and broadcasting equipment, which was mandatory. The Pemra record of M/s Labaik (Pvt) Ltd shows that neither the company was ever given any NOC to import technical or broadcast equipment nor had it […]

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Funds approved for broadcast of Senate proceedings

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday approved funds for broadcasting Senate proceedings and Standing Committees through Webcasting and a dedicated FM radio. In addition the Finance Committee also approved financial and human resources for the think-tank, Senate Forum for Policy Research (SFPR) and incentives for secretariat assistants, sub-assistants, junior assistants and security guards, gunmen and […]

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PEMRA hires Swiss consultant for initiation of DTH licensing

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued a Letter of Intent (LoI) to hire M/s Digital Strategy Consulting Services, Switzerland for initiation of Direct to Home (DTH) licensing in Pakistan. PEMRA in its advertisement issued in leading newspapers dated October 30, 2014 had solicited proposals from international consultant/firms/companies to hire a suitable […]

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NA committee for programmes on war on terror

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ISLAMABAD: Legislators in the Lower House of Parliament on Friday directed the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage to work for creativity programmes on PTV and attacked organisations for changing the people’s mindset on war on terror. Pakistan is at war and we have to win it, said Marvi Memon, while chairing the NA […]

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PEMRA holds workshop on FM radio broadcasting

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday organised a one-day workshop for industry stakeholders on the topic of “FM Radio Broadcasting in Pakistan” at its headquarters. Major emphasis of this workshop was to engage stakeholders to identify issues relating to the FM radio licensing eg tariff, renewal of licenses, operational issues and […]

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Live broadcast of upper house sessions planned

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ISLAMABAD: People will soon be able to hear live proceedings of Senate sessions and its committees on the Senate’s official website and an FM radio station. After approving the proposal of live webcasting on Senate’s website and a self-acquired FM radio station, Senate Chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari on Tuesday referred the matter to the […]

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NA body proposes changes in broadcast, social media laws

ISLAMABAD: Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Tuesday presented a set of proposed changes to existing laws and regulations governing public discourse and behavior on broadcast and social media. The meeting of the committee, which was presided over by Member National Assembly (MNA) Marvi Memon was held here at Parliament House to […]

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Coverage of militancy

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TO read through the 46 recommendations issued by the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage after its meeting on Wednesday is to run the gamut between good intentions and the deeply dangerous. Opening with “the press shall not lend itself to the projection of crime terrorism as heroic and the criminals, […]

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Pemra assures minister of showing all channels on original numbers

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Tuesday that it was the prerogative of viewers to watch a channel of their choice. He was talking to the Acting Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Pervez Rathore, in a meeting here. DG Licensing, head of legal and GM […]

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Foreign TV drama/serial: FBR to collect advance tax after broadcast of first episode

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The Federal Board of Revenue will collect advance tax after the broadcast of single episode drama/serial of any foreign TV, play dubbed in Urdu or any other regional language to enforce section 236E of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001. The FBR on Wednesday issued a procedure to the Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) for collection of […]

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Memorandum of Understanding signed for digitization of archives

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Islamabad: The US embassy, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Pakistan) and Internews Network signed a Memorandum of Understanding here at Broadcasting House on Wednesday on conversion of precious archival material of Radio Pakistan into digit format. The MOU was signed by Peter Brennan, Director of Strategic Communications, US Embassy Islamabad, Samina Parvez, Director General, PBC, and […]

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Guidance for traffic: This Ramazan, make it home on time by tuning into FM 88.6

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By Sohail Khattak KARACHI: In order to avoid massive traffic gridlocks this Ramazan, residents of Karachi can now adjust their radio frequency to FM 88.6 and decide what route would be best suited to their destination. The Sindh Traffic Police started the test transmission of its own FM radio station on July 9 and plans […]

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