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Back to the movies

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As if the deprived citizens of this country did not have enough on their plate, we have to worry about rogue television anchormen/women with axes to grind. Recently, Mubashir Lucman, the anchorman of a private news channel, submitted a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) contending that the screening and import of Indian movies […]

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Cinemas to exhibit both local and Indian movies

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday disposed of as withdrawn the petitions against the exhibition of Indian films in Pakistan. As the hearing started on Monday, representatives of the Cinema Owners Association and other respondents appeared before the court. The lawyers of the association told the court that the Film Producers Association and cinema […]

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LHC again issues notices to Federation, Pemra

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Khalid Mehmood Khan on Monday again issued notices to a private TV channel’s owner Salman Iqbal and anchor Mubasher Lucman for broadcasting defamatory programmes against the Jang/Geo Group and its owners and also to the Ministry of Information and Pakistan Electric Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for not initiating action […]

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Blurred demarcation between media limit and judiciary’s role

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LAHORE: In the recent past, debates on the issue of clash of institutions, especially judiciary and the legislature, were in the full glare of publicity; however, the question of clash between judiciary and media remained under the cover, mainly that such an issue might impede in dispensation of justice. Due to media interference and commentary […]

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High court issues notice to censor board, media

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Central Censor Board and Pakistan Electronic Media Association (PEMA) for December 16 on a petition by Pakistan Cinema Owners Association and distributors of films to become party in the case against exhibition of Indian movies. Barrister Ali Zafar appeared before the court on […]

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Stay against airing of foreign TV productions

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday stayed exhibition of foreign films, dramas, television shows etc., on Pakistani channels and sought detailed replies from the federal government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan passed this interim order on a petition moved by television anchor Mubashar Lucman. As the proceedings […]

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Board stops censoring Indian, English movies: chairman

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ISLAMABAD: Central Films Censor Board (CFCB) Chairman Syed Arshad Ali has said that after a Lahore High Court (LHC) stay order, the Board has stopped the work of censoring all the Indian and English movies and has left to the court to decide further in this regard. Talking to The News, the CFCB chairman said […]

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Lights, camera, ban it!

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued notices to Pakistan Central Censor Board (PCCB) chairman and the federal government for submitting replies in response to a petition by Mr Mubashir Lucman. This was the second time the court was pushed to issue notices, since the court’s previous orders did not attract any response. The […]

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LHC bans Indian films having fake documents

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered that no foreign or Indian film could be exhibited in Pakistan which is brought into the country in violation of law. The court also directed the Chairman Pakistan Central Censor Board to ensure that department would not issue license to any Indian film bearing fake documents in […]

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YouTube case referred to LHC CJ for larger bench

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LAHORE: A judge dealing with the petition challenging ban on YouTube on Thursday referred the matter to Lahore High Court chief justice Umar Ata Bandial with recommendations to constitute a full bench to hear this matter. The court during previous hearings had remarked that it was important to understand the nature of the problem. In […]

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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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Censoring social media: Government caught between fans and foes

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ISLAMABAD: When Max Kelly left his job of the chief security officer at the Facebook in 2010, he just disappeared from the screens of the virtual world – only to be discovered after Edward Snowden rocked the real world with his revelations that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had been snooping on the cyber […]

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Court again calls IT minister in YouTube ban case on 7th

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LAHORE: As Information Technology Minister and secretary did not appear before the Lahore High Court on Friday, the court again sought their appearance in person on August 07 in petition challenging ban on access to YouTube in Pakistan. An additional secretary appeared before the court and said the minister is busy in preparation of IT […]

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LHC to hear IT minister on issue

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LAHORE: Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Lahore High Court has directed the Federal Minister of Information and Technology and Inter-Ministerial Committee secretary to appear in person and explain their views about banning controversial stuff on the internet as the matter to be first tackled by the government through a robust and transparent Internet […]

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