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IHC suspends termination order of Pemra chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has suspended the termination order of Pemra Chairman Chaudhry Rashid Ahmad. Ch Rashid will remain Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chief as the court order reads: “Operation to the impugned order shall remain suspended till the next date of hearing.” Counsel for Ch […]

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Petitions over contempt, TV rights filed against Sethi in IHC

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ISLAMABAD: A petitioner on Monday filed two separate petitions in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) caretaker chairman Najam Sethi, one for initiating contempt of court proceedings against him and the other for awarding the broadcasting rights to two private media groups. Retired Major Ahmed Nawaz Suddle, the petitioner, in the […]

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Pemra clarifies POWA press release

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has clarified a news item published in The News on 04-12-2013 titled “Pemra office-bearers to start pen-down strike.” Portion of clarification relevant to The News story is as follows: It is clarified that not a single regular employee has been inducted in Pemra after imposition of ban on […]

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Irregular appointments: IHC issues notice to PTV administration

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued a pre-admission notice to Pakistan Television Network (PTV)’s acting managing director (MD) in response to a petition challenging appointments in the PTV sports channel. The petitioners – Shahid Mehmood and others, working in PTV sports channel as senior producers – filed a petition through their counsel […]

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IHC again issues restraining orders to private TV

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice (CJ) Islamabad High Court (IHC) Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi on Thursday while issuing stay order once again directed a private TV channel to file reply till December 2 as to why it had been continuing with defamatory and baseless allegations against Jang/Geo Group despite the October 31 restraining orders. Requesting the court […]

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Litigation has already cost Rs45m, says Nadra

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ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Tuesday claimed that litigation in the smart national identity card project had so far cost the authority Rs45 million, and the public would face inconvenience if the case was not decided soon. The application was filed before a division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) […]

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NADRA plans to facilitate e-voting in next elections

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Islamabad: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has planned to facilitate e-voting and interactive electronic thumb-voting in the next general elections, sources in Nadra said. The Nadra has issued over two million Smart Cards during last ten months, adding that the Nadra continues to process Smart Cards without any break. Sources in Nadra disclosed […]

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IHC restrains TV anchor from defaming Jang Group

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi on Thursday restrained a private TV channel anchor, Zaid Hamid and a senior journalist Mehmood Sham from printing, publishing or broadcasting any defamatory material against the Jang Group. The IHC CJ adjourned the matter till December 2, and directed the three respondents to […]

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SC issues notice to AG in mobile companies case – Banning late-night packages

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted an appeal of cellular companies for regular hearing against the dismissal of their petition by Islamabad High Court related to the matter about banning mobile chat services and late-night packages. A two-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, after admitting the appeal of […]

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Musical chairs : What a mess has been created!

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It is most unfortunate to witness a cobweb of conspiracies surrounding one of the most well established state institutions. But what is even more frustrating is the fact that those who orchestrated this game are happily reaping the fruit of their schemes, after making flagrant use of the judiciary to their advantage and blatantly bending […]

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Court summons Pemra chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday expressed concern over the humiliation of alleged prostitutes in television programmes and summoned the chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on October 2. He observed that the conduct of anchor persons covering programmes on social issues was not in accordance […]

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Court expresses concern over social TV programmes

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday expressed concern over the humiliation of prostitutes in some television programmes. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the IHC summoned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory (Pemra) chairman on October 2, seeking explanation as to what mechanism is in place for allowing telecast of such programmes. The court was […]

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No law exists to stop late night mobile packages


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ISLAMABAD: Moralists in Pakistan had long been crying that the night packages offered by the mobile phone companies are “a bad influence” on the society. This week the matter came to a head in the Senate. Angry senators demanded that the government take action to stop the services. But how? Technically, there exists no law […]

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Court moved against ban on journalists

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ISLAMABAD: A petition has been filed against banning journalists’ entry into the special terrorism court in Islamabad on Wednesday. The petition was heard by Special Court Judge Attiqur Rehman in his chamber. The judge also summoned deputy attorney general as amicus curiae in the case. The petition was filed by Islamabad High Court Journalists Association.The […]

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