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IHC asks Pemra to decide on Bol licences revocation in 15 days

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ISLAMABAD: Granting Pakistan Broadcasters Association’s (PBA) petition, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to decide revocation of licences of Bol news and Bol Entertainment within 15 days. The petitioner had filed the writ petition against the federal government through the Ministry of Information, Pemra, Labbaik, Axact Pakistan and […]

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Pemra withdraws review petition from IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has withdrawn the review application from the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that it had filed against the suspension of acting chairman Pemra Pervaiz Rathore and Pemra’s executive member Kamaluddin Tipu.Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi of the IHC on July 15 had suspended the appointment notification of Pervaiz […]

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Ex-Pemra chief removal case: IHC orders to complete arguments on July 7

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC), Wednesday, ordered all the parties in former Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chief Chaudhry Muhammad Rasheed’s removal case to complete their arguments on Monday (July 7) hearing. A single member bench of the court comprising Justice Noorul Haq N Qureshi heard the case. Appellant Chaudhry Muhammad Rasheed himself appeared […]

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IHC also orders FIR against ARY for blasphemy against Ahl-e-Bait

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi has ordered the registration of an FIR against ARY TV for blaspheming Ahl-e-Bait, turning down a decision of the subordinate court. The District Bar Association, Islamabad, has challenged dismissal of their application against the TV channel for blasphemy in the IHC. On Monday, CJ […]

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Acting Pemra chief summoned

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday summoned Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) acting chairman Pervez Rathor in a contempt of court petition. Justice Qureshi directed the official to appear before the court on June 30 along with the record and explain how he had been running […]

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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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Appointment of PTV MD declared illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Television again became ‘headless’ after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday declared illegal the appointment of Mohammad Malick as its managing director (MD). Hearing a petition, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui observed that the appointment of Mr Malick was not transparent. He directed the federal government to fill the post in a […]

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Employees file petition against suspension of ARY licence

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ISLAMABAD: With a petition against the suspension of ARY News’ licence already pending before the Sindh High Court (SHC), an identical petition was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday. The petition filed by the president of the ARY’s employees union, Jahangir Aslam Baloch, through his counsel Khawaja Azhar Rasheed said that the […]

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SC suspends restraining order against TV anchor

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court allowed on Thursday a television anchor to resume hosting talk shows temporarily by suspending an Islamabad High Court (IHC) order which had restrained him from appearing on any news channel. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk suspended the high court’s order when senior counsel Irfan Qadir representing Mubasher Lucman of […]

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Media Freedom under attack by Pakistan’s Government, the military and the judiciary

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Three television channels of Pakistan’s most watched and most influential media network Geo TV, was ordered to be taken off air and shut down for a period of 15 days on the instruction of the country’s intelligence agency the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI). Continuing the attack Geo TV was also baselessly fined a sum of […]

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Pemra acting chief issued contempt notice

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Friday issued notice to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) acting chairman Pervez Rathkore in the contempt of court application by two private Pemra members —Israr Ahmed Abbasi and Fareeha Iftikhar. The petitioners had contended that acting Pemra chairman Pervez Rathore has […]

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IHC orders TV anchor off the air

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC), on Wednesday, taking notice of a series of programmes where allegations were levelled against a judge of the Supreme Court, restrained talk show host Mubasher Lucman from appearing on any channel. IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui passed the restraining order on a petition filed by the Shuhada Foundation through […]

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IHC admits petition against channel for blasphemy

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi on Tuesday admitted a petition for regular hearing which alleged blasphemy of Ahle Bait (RA) was committed by ARY television channel in its morning show on May 16. Justice Kasi at initial hearing of the case issued notice to the station house officer (SHO) […]

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Court summons channel owner Salman, anchor Lucman for defaming Geo, Jang

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ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad Court has issued a written order that a probe by the inquiry officer and evidence prima-facie establish that proceedings in a criminal case against one Salman Iqbal of ARY, Akeel Karim Dhedhi and four others be continued and has summoned them all on June 19. In a criminal complaint filed by Independent […]

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