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Pemra member resigns over differences with chief

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ISLAMABAD: Ashraf Gujjar, a member of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from Islamabad, has resigned because of differences with the authority’s chairman. In his resignation letter addressed to the president, Mr Gujjar said, “In the given circumstances I find that I am unable to serve the institution or the nation in my capacity […]

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Pemra develops twitter account for feedback

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ISLAMABAD: A twitter account “@reportpemra” has been developed for feedback by general public about the violation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) code of conduct and airing of any undesirable content. The results of the posts on the twitter account will directly be relayed to Pemar chairman. Any action taken by Pemra against undesirable […]

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Ataul Haq Qasmi made PTV chairman

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LAHORE: The federal government has appointed writer, poet and columnist Ataul Haq Qasmi the chairman of the PTV. A notification in this regard will be issued today. Qasmi has already served as ambassador to Norway and Thailand. He has been working for the PTV for 35 years as a playwright. His classical dramas include Khawaja […]

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Absar Alam takes charge as PEMRA chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Veteran media professional Absar Alam took charge as the chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday, a press release issued by the authority said. According to the release, Alam was welcomed by the senior management of Pemra and briefed on the mandate, scope, function, performance, laws and future endeavours of […]

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Pemra’s new head vows to work without fear, favour

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra Chairman Absar Alam has said that he would deliver his duties without fear, greed and would ensure justice and impartiality. He said he would make decisions in accordance with rules and regulations and in consultation with stakeholders. He said he would run the Authority as per the constitution and will have no favourite […]

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Pemra ordered to wait for new chairman to decide, IHC told

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Secretary of Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has informed Islamabad High Court (IHC) through a signed statement on Nov 25th that it directed Acting Chairman PEMRA on Oct 29th and Nov 9th 2015 to withhold DTH Licensing process till the permanent chairman PEMRA takes charge. The ministry stated so in response […]

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Why is acting chairman Pemra in such a hurry?

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has written to Acting Chairman Pemra during last two months to stop the Direct to Home (DTH) satellite TV licence auction on December 7 and let it be decided by new Chairman Pemra Absar Alam. However, Acting Chairman Pemra Kamaludin Tipu, a serving Police Officer who took over […]

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TV anchor’s Pemra job to be closely watched

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ISLAMABAD: “I have been offered the post but I have declined it because I am not interested,” anchorperson Absar Alam had said before the Supreme Court where he appeared in September to plead his case on affairs involving the media. Now his consent to become the chief regulator of private channels as Chairman of the […]

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Pemra chief’s appointment notified

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ISLAMABAD: The establishment division issued on Wednesday a notification about the appointment of senior journalist Absar Alam as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority. However, the new chairman will take charge of his assignment next month. The electronic media regulator has been without a regular chairman since Dec 2013 when Chaudhry Rasheed was […]

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Media industry way behind its potential

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra formed in March 2002 has failed to realize the true potential of the electronic media industry due to appointments of government officials as chairman or acting chairman without any media background in contravention of Pemra Ordinance and against judgments of Supreme Court. The media and entertainment industry accounts for 2-3 % of GDPs […]

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Absar Alam appointed as PEMRA chairman

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The government on Thursday appointed senior journalist Absar Alam as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). The appointment was made on advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and an official notification in this regard will be issued in a day or two. Alam, a senior career journalist, has worked with a number […]

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