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Ruling the airwaves

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A few days ago, the BBC Urdu website carried an interesting news report that gave details of the number of exclusive interviews of various front-line politicians carried by Pakistan’s 24/7 private news channels over nearly a 10-month period – prior to the August 14 ‘revolutionary’ and ‘freedom’ marches and sit-ins by PTI and the PAT […]

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Senate body asks government to appoint permanent Pemra chairman

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Senate Standing Committee on Information Broadcasting and National Heritage has grilled the Secretary Information for not submitting monthly reports regarding electronic media to the Committee and for not giving satisfactory answers to the members. The Committee also asked the Ministry of Information to appoint a permanent chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and […]

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Islamabad bar pleads SC to become party in case

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ISLAMABAD: To present its stance with reference to anti-judiciary campaign of ARY channel, District Bar Association (DBA) Islamabad has filed a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) for being a party in Case no. 48/2014 regarding Independent Media Corporation Pvt Ltd (Jang, Geo Group). Advocate Syed Nayyab Hassan Gardezi has filed this miscellaneous petition in […]

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Petitioner wants other TV channels to apologise like Geo

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KHUSHAB: Malik Khuda Bakhsh – district vice president of PML-N – on Thursday said he was ready to accept death in the love for Ahle Bait and holding the party office had value to him.He said he filed a petition in the session court against ARY, Express, Abtakk, Dunya and Samaa in personal capacity and […]

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Javed Jabbar asks govt to address media crisis

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PESHAWAR: Former federal information minister and member Media Commission Javed Jabbar said here Wednesday that the main responsibility fell upon the Prime Minister and his cabinet to overcome the prevailing media crisis and get the commission’s recommendations implemented. Speaking at the launching ceremony of the book comprising the Media Commission report and recommendations at the […]

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Blasphemy against Ahle Bait: More pleas against TV channels

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LAHORE: A case against TV channels and some people was registered for airing blasphemous content against the Ahle Bait at the City Police Station Mianwali. On the other hand, Sargodha’s sessions’ court reserved verdict until June 7 on a petition filed against 20 TV channels, the information and broadcasting minister, Pemra officials and cable operators. […]

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Courts moved in five cities for FIRs against private channels

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LAHORE: While Vehari district and sessions judge ordered the local police to register a case against various private TV channels for broadcasting blasphemous content again and again last month, applications have been filed in other cities including Sahiwal, Kasur, Khushab, Bahawalpur also for the purpose. VEHARI: On the orders of district and sessions judge, the […]

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SC likely to take up TV programme case tomorrow

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Tassaduq Hussain Jillani on Saturday constituted a three-member bench to hear the matter of an allegedly contemptuous programme aired by ARY News. The bench, consisting of Justice Ejaz Afzal, Justice Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Musheer Alam, is expected to take up the matter on Monday. Justice Jawwad […]

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Media and democracy rise and fall together

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Media is under attack within and without — raft with dangers of its crumbling as a fourth pillar of the state. The whole edifice of democratic dispensation will also teeter as a consequence if this divisive tide continues to sway the media landscape of the country. Indeed the vision of Pakistan of the founding founders […]

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Imran hurls baseless allegations against Geo TV again

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday once again resorted to hurling baseless allegations against the Geo/Jang Group and accused the Daily Jang and The News editor-in-chief of everything that came to his mind. Speaking to the media after chairing a meeting of the PTI Core Committee here, Imran mentioned Geo/Jang Group Chief […]

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Secret agencies, media & the national interest

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA: This is in reference to Orya Maqbool Jan’s article, “Secret agencies, media and the national interest” (May 13). This ‘conspiracy mindset’ and a load of irrelevant, adhoc joinery of various ‘happenings’ to manufacture an argument is very common among the ‘experts’ in Pakistan. Such ‘experts’ always look at one side of the coin […]

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State institutions, media should not cross limits, says Gul

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RAWALPINDI: Lieutenant General (Retd) Hameed Gul, former chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has said that state institutions and media should not cross their limits. Talking to media persons here on Tuesday, he said reforms were need of the hour and every institution should work within its domain. Talking about attack on Hamid Mir, he said, […]

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Freedom of expression not treason: Saad

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LAHORE: Federal Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has categorically stated that freedom of expression and differences of opinion do not amount to treason. Talking to the media after the 21st passing-out parade here at the Pakistan Railways Academy, Walton, on Tuesday, he said the one who abrogates the Constitution and those who take oath under […]

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Channels of jealousy

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It is very unfortunate that a few TV channels are incessantly spouting venom against Geo TV. One of the reason, obviously, is jealousy. The people of Pakistan switch on Geo as soon as there is any breaking news due to the channel’s authenticity and timeliness of reporting. In addition, this is an ideological war between […]

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