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Pemra private members file contempt plea in IHC

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By: Faisal Kamal Pasha ISLAMABAD: Two private members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Israr Ahmed Abbasi and Fareeha Iftikhar have filed a contempt of court application in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) contending that acting chairman Pemra Pervez Rathore has been still functioning despite orders of the IHC dated June 09. Justice […]

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Two private members of Pemra file petition

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ISLAMABAD: Two private members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday against the appointment of Mohammad Pervez Rathore as acting chairman of the watchdog. Mr Rathore was appointed as acting chairman on June 5 and a day after assuming the charge he ordered […]

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Regulatory body suspends broadcast of Geo Television for 15 days

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 6, 2014 suspended Geo TV’s license for 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs10 million (US$ 100,000) , on a complaint filed by the Ministry of Defence on April 22 against airing unsubstantiated allegations against the chief of Pakistan military Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI). The five-member committee […]

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IHC summons Pemra’s acting chief on June 9

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has summoned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s acting chairman on June 9 over a plea of a private member of the authority. Mian Shams, the private member, filed a petition with the IHC, calling the Pemra’s Friday meeting a violation of the court orders. The authority, in a […]

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Suspension of Geo TV licence: Media crisis turns into Pemra chaos

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ISLAMABAD: The media crisis that has been gripping the nation for a month took a turn for the worse on Tuesday evening when a meeting held by a few members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) announced the suspension of three licences — Geo News, Geo Entertainment and Geo Tez — of Geo […]

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Pemra member claims govt committing suicidal act

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ISLAMABAD: In an extraordinary development, Pemra Member Israr Abbasi, who is considered close to the establishment, after the authority’s crucial meeting on Friday said that the government was committing a suicidal act by not acting against the Geo TV as the ISI had moved a complaint against the channel. Israr, in fact, openly and clearly […]

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