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Rangers to launch FM radio in Karachi

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KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh has decided to launch a radio station in Karachi to disseminate information as part of its campaign to bring peace in the metropolis. The paramilitary force, which has been carrying out an operation against criminal elements in Karachi, intends to launch the FM radio station soon. Sources said all the arrangements […]

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FM radio owners thank Pemra for support

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KARACHI: A delegation of FM Radio owners met Chairman Pemra Kamaluddin Tipu at the regional officer of the authority to discuss different issues facing the industry, says a Pemra press release. The chairman Pemra welcomed the FM Radio owners’ delegation along with Muhammad Farooq, Regional General Manager Sindh and Owais Mustafa, Assistant General Manager. The […]

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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 relaxes licensing regime for mobile TV

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in a bid to promote latest trends and technologies for growth of private electronic media in Pakistan has approved relaxation of licensing regime for Mobile TV. The Authority in a press release said that opening up of private electronic media for new technologies would result in socioeconomic […]

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KARACHI: The first meeting of media Committee constituted under Provincial Action Plan / National Action Plan to eliminate terrorism met here under the chairmanship of Secretary to Government of Sindh Information Department Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shalwani the meeting who attended by Director General PID Ashique Hussain Shaikh, Sayed Sikandar Ali of PIMRA, Ayaz Alam of […]

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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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Media and Nation Building

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There is something very seriously wrong with our television media. Our private channels barring an odd one or two, appear to be oblivious of editorial sagacity in context of what to air and what not to say. This statement has nothing to do with freedom of journalism for I am a very ardent supporter of […]

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A tribute to silent media figures of Pakistan

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Pakistan’s silent yet pioneering media figures were paid glowing tributes by students, faculty and media at a seminar organised by PR and media students amid the guidance of Parvez Jamil, Faculty Adviser, Media Management Program, Institute of Business Management. Gracing the occasion was Shahida Kazi, quietly yet vitally, the first English language female reporter at […]

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AIOU: ‘Varsity to have TV channel soon’

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Islamabad: The Allama Iqbal Open University will soon launch a TV channel and FM radio station to promote education across the country. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi said this at the oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected office-bearers of the educational broadcasters Forum on Monday. He said that the University has already applied […]

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Closure of radio channels in FATA

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PESHAWAR: I would like to bring to the attention of the Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Engineer Shaukatullah Khan, to a serious issue of public concern. Radio Khyber, Radio Razmak and Radio Miranshah which operated in the most deprived region of Pakistan, the tribal areas, were shut down in May this year. Since then, the people […]

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Traffic police FM radio starting transmission today

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KARACHI: The Sindh police FM radio service will be launched on Aug 1 and it can be listened to at FM88.6 frequency across the city. The channel will provide information on alternative routes in case of traffic jams. This was stated in a report presented by DIG of traffic police of Karachi Abdul Khaliq Sheikh […]

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SC Media Commission recommends freeze on new TV licenses

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By: Hamid Mir ISLAMABAD: The Media Commission constituted by the Supreme Court has recommended to parliament to establish a Media Laws Review Task Force, restructure and rename the Ministry of Information and free Pemra, PTV, APP and PBC of government control. The two-member commission, comprising Justice (retd) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Javed Jabbar, has submitted […]

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‘Mobile cinema’ to spread traffic awarness

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KARACHI: Karachi police has decided to use ‘mobile cinema’ for raising awareness amongst citizens about traffic laws, said Sindh Inspector General Police Shahid Nadeem Baloch. Baloch was presiding over a meeting at Central Police Office (CPO) on traffic management system. He said without active involvement of citizens, traffic laws could not be implemented properly. He […]

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The new Drama Tax, Film, TV Tax

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By: Mehtab Haider ISLAMABAD: The government has proposed taxes on foreign produced films, foreign TV dramas, cable TV operators and satellite TV stations in the budget 2013-14. According to Finance Bill 2013, on foreign produced films the FBR imposed tax at rate of Rs1,000,000, foreign produced TV dramas Rs100,000 on per episode and foreign produced […]

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