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PM given briefing about info ministry

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ISLAMABAD  –  PM Imran Khan said that Information Ministry had key role in safeguarding the cultural values, norms and social fabric of the society from cultural invasion. Khan chaired a briefing on Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at the PM Office. Minister for Information Fawad Ahmed, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Iftikhar Durrani, SAPM […]

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Pemra refuses to cede office space to PCP

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) is resisting the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s efforts to give the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) office space in Pemra’s Islamabad office. The authority has rejected the ministry directions, asking it to provide PCP space in its building due to financial constraints. In February of this […]

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IT Ministry wants Cyber Crime Bill to be tabled in NA

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of IT and Telecom on Friday recommended to the prime minister to accord direct approval for tabling the much-awaited Prevention of Cyber Crimes Bill in parliament for speedy enactment. The Cyber Crime Bill is pending approval before the cabinet for many months for tabling in parliament.The Ministry of IT has made direct […]

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Senator raises Geo’s closure in parliament

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ISLAMABAD: Senator Zahid Khan of the ANP on Wednesday raised his voice against keeping Geo News off air, saying that the government should tell the nation why the channel was facing being blocked for the last four months. “What was its fault that despite paying the heavy fine it was not restored to its original […]

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Acting PTV MD finally removed

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ISLAMABAD: The information ministry has finally removed acting PTV Managing Director (MD) Mustafa Kamal Qazi in accordance with an Islamabad High Court (IHC) verdict announced almost three weeks ago. Qazi challenged the withdrawal of his appointment notification through a contempt petition on Wednesday. His petition was dismissed by an IHC division bench at a preliminary […]

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Judiciary-media relations at low ebb

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ISLAMABAD: As confrontation between bench and bar is intensifying on different matters, romance between superior courts and media is reaching a low ebb after the Supreme Court’s July 24 decision to change the presidential election’s schedule. Since the start of the lawyers’ movement, relations between superior courts and the media, particularly one big media group, […]

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SC to make public media commission’s report

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday announced to make public the media commission’s report regarding the accountability of media persons. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, had constituted a two-member Media Accountability Commission of Justice (r) Nasir Aslam Zahid and Javed Jabbar. The commission was formed on the […]

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PPP spent lavishly on the media, budget documents show

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By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: A perusal of the supplementary grants of the outgoing financial year show how mercilessly public funds were used by almost all the ministries, especially ex-information ministry bosses who spent millions on Press Clubs and newspapers.But apparently the PML-N dominated lower house of the parliament seems not ready to approve this lavish […]

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SC directs ministry, Pemra to make details public

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed Information Ministry and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to make public details of the media advertisements by the political parties during the upcoming elections campaign on their websites. A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain heard […]

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