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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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PTV to get MD by next week

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Secretary information and broadcasting Nazir Saeed on Wednesday assured the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that Pakistan Television (PTV) would get a permanent managing director (MD) by next week. He also apprised the court about the ongoing process for the appointment of MD PTV during hearing of the petition, seeking permanent managing director at the […]

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Pemra chief files plea against ‘harassment’

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ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sought reply from top government officials over a petition filed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory (Pemra) Chairman Rashid Ahmad, claiming that government was forcing him to resign. Hearing the petition filed under Article 199 of the Constitution, the single-judge IHC bench, comprising Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan, issued notices […]

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Islamabad police to open accounts on social media

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The 21st century is known as an age of technology and one of the most important types of new technology is the social media. Recognising its importance, the Islamabad police have decided to use social media as a communication tool for disseminating the information to public and getting recommendations from them to further improve […]

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Directors asked to seek advice from information secretary

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The directors of state-run TV have been directed to seek orders, advice from the Secretary Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage until the appointment of a regular Managing Director. The post of MD stands vacant in pursuance of the judgment of the Islamabad High Court and a notification dated January 13. It was […]

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Govt challenges restoration of PEMRA chief

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday filed an intra-court appeal in the Islamabad High Court requesting it to set aside the decision of the single-member bench that restored Chaudhry Rasheed as Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority chairman. On December 16, the single-member bench headed by Justice Riaz Ahmed had ordered the restoration of Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmed, […]

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Jang Group’s plea: IHC gives last chance to channel, anchor

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ISLAMABAD: On the Jang Group’s petition, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi on Thursday gave last chance to a private channel and its anchor for submission of reply till February 6. The Jang Group counsel informed the court that despite passage of two months, the private channel and its anchor […]

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Court sets aside sacking of Pemra chief

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court set aside the sacking of Chaudhry Rashid Ahmad and reinstated him as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday. In his judgment, Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan also declared null and void the appointment of Rao Tehsin as acting chairman of Pemra. The court observed that the […]

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IHC to hear Pemra chief, CNG cases today

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) today will take up two major petitions including dismissal of Chairman PEMRA and restoration of CNG supply to the stations of Potohar region. The first important petition is related to the removal of Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chaudhary Rashid Ahmad who also moved a contempt of […]

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Govt angers IHC on Pemra chief issue

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday expressed its anger at the federal government’s failure to implement its orders for the reinstatement of Chairman Pemra Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed. Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan expressed his anger at the non-implementation of court orders by the Establishment Division and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting after the court restored […]

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IHC issues notice in PEMRA chief’s plea

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued a notice to top officials of the government in response to a contempt petition filed by Pemra chairman, who sought contempt proceedings against the officials for not complying with the court’s order. Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan, in the issued notice, sought replies from the secretary establishment, secretary ministry […]

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PTV stopped from making recoveries from former MD

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday set aside the single bench orders in which it allowed the Pakistan Television to recover three per cent commission its former managing director (MD) Yousaf Baig Mirza used to receive on its overall revenue. The commission was in addition to his monthly salary he used to draw […]

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Pemra chief files contempt of court plea with IHC

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chaudhry Rashid Ahmad Thursday filed a contempt of court application with the Islamabad High Court (IHC) saying that he was stopped from entering his office despite IHC stay orders of December 16. The Pemra chairman alleged that Rao Tehsin, who was appointed by the federal government as […]

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With two chairmen, Pemra in turmoil

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ISLAMABAD: Confusion in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (Pemra) persists as the authority continues to have two chairmen, adversely affecting administrative work of the institution. On December 15, the federal government, through the Establishment Division, had issued a notification removing Chaudhry Rashid Ahmed as Pemra chairman. He had been appointed by the previous PPP […]

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