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Foreign channels E1 and Minimax approved by PEMRA for airing

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in its 147th meeting held on Thursday at PEMRA headquarters, approved grant of two Landing Right Permissions to M/s Standard Services (Pvt) Limited for Foreign Satellite TV Channel “E-1” and M/s Bells Entertainment (Pvt) Ltd for foreign satellite TV channel Minimax both under children category. The authority was also […]

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Pemra approves grant of licences through open bidding

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority [Pemra] has approved the grant of licences to new satellite TV channels through open bidding. The approval was given at a meeting on Monday. The authority approved two non-commercial FM radio licences for Punjab Food Authority (PFA), Lahore, and Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore. The regulator reviewed the […]

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SC asks PEMRA to register rating companies

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulator Authority (Pemra) to register all the six media rating companies within a week. A three-judge SC bench, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, on Thursday issued a written order, giving directions to Pemra and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) to […]

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Pakistani newspapers’ coverage of media focuses on flexing of muscles by electronic media regulators

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Pakistan’s print media highlighted important issues including the revival of Censorship Committee on Defence Planning (CCDP) after 18 years; the recent flexing of muscles by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to regulate private TV channels and the opening of Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. PPF monitored […]

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Restrained media coverage contributes to sense of calm

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ISLAMABAD: In an almost unprecedented development, the electronic media on Monday gave limited coverage to the news of Mumtaz Qadri’s execution and its aftermath. Despite being bitterly criticised for their penchant for sensationalism, private TV channels’ coverage of the reaction to the execution was surprisingly low-key. As the day began, most news channels began to […]

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Media dramatisation panics nation, benefits terrorists: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursday urged the electronic media to shun the practice of dramatising security-related issues and running sensational tickers, as such practices create panic in the society fulfilling terrorists’ agendas to disrupt normal life. Giving a comprehensive plan to secure media houses, schools and markets against terrorist attacks, the minister […]

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‘There can be no terrorism in literature-loving societies’

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KARACHI: Associations should not be personality-driven and if there are any rifts among the members then these should be resolved as amicably as possible. These thoughts were expressed by former Karachi commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Saturday while referring to recent power struggles within the Anjuman Taraqqi-i-Urdu. “When the squabble between members of the Anjuman […]

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Free speech: Asma moves SC against media ban on Altaf Hussain

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ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has challenged in Supreme Court the Lahore High Court’s order banning live speeches of its chief Altaf Hussain on TV channels. The Lahore High Court (LHC) on September 7 had banned the live broadcast of Altaf Hussain’s speeches and images. It also directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) […]

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Govt, PBA work on code of ethics for electronic media

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ISLAMABAD: The government and Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) have agreed on a broad code of conduct for electronic media but differences on at least three critical issues still need to be ironed out. The code will be announced through a statutory regulatory order (SRO) by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) if the two […]

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Bol TV asked to wait for clearance of Axact

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ISLAMABAD: The Pak­istan Electronic Media Reg­ulatory Authority (Pemra) ordered the management of Bol Television on Thursday to stop their transmission until the directors of their parent company Axact were exonerated from charges of fraud and money laundering. Axact’s directors are currently facing charges in the wake of a massive fake degree scandal, which was exposed […]

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Maryam out to keep a check on media

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Islamabad: The ministry of information, broadcasting & national heritage has established Strategic Media Communication Cell at Prime Minister Secretariat under the supervision of Maryam Nawaz Sharif with sole objective to keep vigilance on trends in media relating to government departments and analyze coverage of media relating to government’s prospects and initiatives, The Nation has learnt. […]

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Media manoeuvring

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As soon as the law-enforcement agencies formally launched the Karachi operation this year, the electronic media somehow became a sort of hot battleground between MQM and anti-MQM quarters in the country. Both sides have readily chosen to resort to the media to formulate their respective narratives on the current situation in the city of Karachi. […]

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Media urged to promote democracy

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KARACHI: Former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said the media should promote democracy wholeheartedly so that Pakistan makes rapid progress. Speaking as chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of a conference organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) at the Governor House on […]

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PTI-PAT sit-ins: Govt ploughed Rs450m into media blitz

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ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government spent an estimated Rs450 million from national exchequer on the advertisement in an effort to run its media campaign to counter months-long sit-ins staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) last year. The ‘popular idea’ was floated by the PML-N media managers […]

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