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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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Baig behind PTV success

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television (PTV) former managing director Yousuf Baig Mirza said he took just three years to turn around the state-run PTV and doubled its revenue generation before being shown the door by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in April this year. Baig spoke to TheNation on Sunday and revealed that it was the top […]

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Probe body declares acting MD PTV senior most director

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By: ASIM QADEER RANA ISLAMABAD: As the state-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) waits for its permanent boss, the inquiry committee of Information Ministry formed on the orders of Islamabad High Court (IHC) has declared the Acting Managing Director Mustafa Kamal Kazi as the senior most director in the PTV top brass. IHC also directed the Information […]

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Pemra service rules challenged

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ISLAMABAD: The director general (DG) administration of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday challenged the Pemra service rules in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Pemra DG administration Mohammad Asim Khitchi in his petition said that the authority had applied the rules on its employees which were meant for the broadcasters. Pemra DG […]

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Female officer transferred

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One must laud the courage of the female officer who took a principled stance and resisted illegal appointments in the Ministry of Industries and Production. According to a report published in The Express Tribune, a grade 20 officer in the explosives department, questioned the appointment of a person embroiled in corruption cases with NAB, to […]

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Removal order of Pemra official suspended

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ISLAMABAD: The legal battle between two top officials of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday took a new turn when Dr Abdul Jabbar approached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against his removal as the executive member of the media watchdog by the incumbent chairman, Chaudhry Abdul Rasheed. Chief Justice Mohammad Anwar Khan […]

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Couple’s wrangling over dowry reaches IHC

ISLAMABAD: A couple, who contracted love marriage about two years back, reached the Islamabad High Court (IHC) levelling serious charges against each other. Sheikh Amir Naseem filed a petition against his wife Mehvish Gilani after she demanded Rs200 million which was mentioned as a dowry in their ‘Nikah Nama’. Naseem tried to convince the IHC […]

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Appointment of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority chief challenged in Islamabad High Court

ISLAMABAD: Appointment of chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Barrister Akram Sheikh has filed an application on the behalf of Independent Media Corporation (Pvt.) Limited, praying to the court that the notification of Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmed, the PEMRA Chairman, be set aside as […]

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