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PPP asks Pemra to check ‘biased’ TV content

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ISLAMABAD – PPP on Monday finally broke the silence against Zulfiqar Mirza’s back-to-back verbal attacks on Asif Ali Zardari, asking PEMRA to stop live telecast of allegedly one-sided defamatory programmes being aired in violation of the regulatory body’s rules and regulations. “The one-sided and malicious outbursts employing cheap and vulgar language made continually and without […]

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No compromise on judiciary’s prestige: IHC

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Wednesday directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to forward ‘code of conduct’ to all media channels and the channels which violated the same, their licences might be cancelled. Justice Siddiqui was hearing the writ petition of Shuhada Foundation of Pakistan Trust (SFPT) […]

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SC judge vows to remain neutral in controversial TV show case

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ISLAMABAD: A judge of the Supreme Court vowed on Tuesday to hear dispassionately and independently the matter of an allegedly defamatory TV show aired by a private TV channel, even if the case involved a fellow judge. “We will not be driven by emotions, even if the case involves a brother judge,” Justice Ijaz Ahmed […]

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Justice Khawaja’s wife moves Pemra against channel

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ISLAMABAD: Khawaja Asif Mahmood, advocate of the Supreme Court, on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against a TV programme aired on May 29, 2014 on ARY News as the anchor alleged that Supreme Court judge, Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, used his official position to sell the property of […]

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JS Bank case SHC orders TV channel to submit reply by May 7

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KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has sought reply till May 7 from ARY TV channel on the contempt of court petition filed against it by JS Bank. Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqi heard the case. According to details, JS Bank has made ARY Chief Executive Salman Iqbal and anchor Mubashar Luqman as respondents in the case […]

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Shuhada Foundation moves court against TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Shuhada Foundation of Pakistan Trust (SFPT) of Lal Masjid has filed an application with the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against private TV channel ARY for what it called breaking a false news through its bureau chief on Monday in which it was claimed that one Hafiz Ehtisham of SFPT had claimed responsibility for […]

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SHC gives channel two weeks in contempt case

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court, in a case filed by the JS Bank against a private television channel (ARY) and regarding Rs5 billion compensation, ordered the respondent-contemnors to file their affidavits within two weeks. Justice Mohammed Shafi Siddiqi of the SHC heard the case and adjourned it until March 18.The petitioner, citing ARY, Mubashir and […]

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IHC issues notices to secretaries, Pemra chief

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday issued notices to federal secretaries of information, interior and chairman PEMRA in a petition seeking court’s directions to restrain TV channels from telecasting any malicious campaign against the superior judiciary and Armed Forces. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui also directed the respondents to submit a report in this regard […]

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LHC orders Pemra to file detailed reply

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LAHORE: Justice Ejaz Ahmed Khan of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday ordered Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to give detailed argument on the next hearing in the case pertaining to cancellation of a private TV channel’s licence. During the proceedings, Pemra’s counsel Muhammad Arshad Advocate requested the bench to give some time for […]

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LHC again issues notices to Pemra

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Khalid Mehmood Khan Thursday again issued notices to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) over its failure to stop a private channel from broadcasting defamatory programmes against the Jang Group and Geo channel and its owners. The court is hearing a writ petition, filed by the owners of […]

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Court seeks ministry, Pemra reply on inaction

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday sought reply from a private TV channel’s anchor Mubasher Lucman for broadcasting defamatory programmes against Jang/Geo Group and its owners, and also from the Ministry of Information and Pakistan Electric Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for not initiating action against the channel. As hearing started on Friday, the counsel […]

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LHC again issues notices to Federation, Pemra

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Khalid Mehmood Khan on Monday again issued notices to a private TV channel’s owner Salman Iqbal and anchor Mubasher Lucman for broadcasting defamatory programmes against the Jang/Geo Group and its owners and also to the Ministry of Information and Pakistan Electric Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for not initiating action […]

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