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Case against Geo, others dismissed on court order

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MULTAN: Chahlaik Police Station has discharged the case against Geo TV owners, morning show host Shaista Lodhi, Veena Malik, Asad Khattak and other staff on order of the court. According to Investigation Officer Nazar Muhammad appointed in Chahlaik Police Station, the programme was aired from Karachi and a relevant case was registered in the same […]

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TV show host, four others booked on blasphemy charge

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ISLAMABAD: A host of a morning show aired by a private TV channel has been booked with four other people on charges of blasphemy. The case was registered at the Margalla police station on Wednesday on a complaint of the chairman of the Namoos-i-Risalat Forum, Rao Abdul Rahim. Mr Rahim, a lawyer, said that in […]

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Do not force court to probe assets: Justice Siddiqui

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) while hearing a writ petition against defamatory programmes against the judiciary by ARY News channel observed Tuesday that the media was supposed to spread morality among the general masses and spreading of hatred was of no benefit. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ARY Television […]

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SC asks ARY CEO, Mubasher Lucman to furnish replies in one week

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court warned the chief executive officer and an anchorperson of a private television network on Monday of closing their defence in a contempt case if they again failed to submit their explanations for having aired a defamatory and scandalous talk show against the judiciary. CEO Salman Iqbal and anchorperson Mubashir Lucman of […]

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Private members boycott Pemra BoD meeting

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ISLAMABAD: The meeting of Board of Director (BoD) of Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) was deferred without any result due to private members’ boycott over the issue that acting chairman PEMRA could not chair the meeting under PEMRA rules, The Nation has learnt. Well-placed sources informed this scribe that PEMRA meeting was held by […]

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Channel’s CEO, anchorperson told to justify airing of ‘defamatory’ show

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked Salman Iqbal, the chief executive officer of ARY television network, and its anchor person Mubasher Lucman on Monday to justify airing a defamatory and scandalous talk show against the judiciary. Both are facing contempt charges for allegedly vilifying a judge of the apex court. A three-judge Supreme Court bench headed […]

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Once again, TV CEO, anchor fail to appear before court

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ISLAMABAD: Additional District and Sessions Judge, Islamabad, Wajid Ali, has adjourned the hearing of prosecution against a private television channel for defaming the Jang-Geo Group till October 14. The judge exempted two of the accused, Salman Iqbal and Mubasher Lucman, from appearance on account of their illness.It may be mentioned that Salman Iqbal and Mubasher […]

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The media and polarisation

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I have yet to hear a strong voice in the media saying the allegations should be probed and the principle of innocent till proved guilty should be held paramount till the final verdict is out I feel a little odd writing this for the op-ed pages of a newspaper but then I believe it has […]

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Examples of media bias

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Dear Sir, I belong to the Butt community and have been associated with the container transport industry for more than a decade. The purpose of this letter is to condemn in the strongest possible terms the persistent negative portrayal of Butts and containers in your coverage of the ongoing political turmoil. Linguistically, the Butt community […]

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The media noise

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It may be a sign of progress considering that the last time a government was under prolonged siege in the country, criticism lacked the intensity and urgency of today. In fact, the intense media coverage of the current political situation involving the two sit-ins in Islamabad has resulted in the observation that all that was […]

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The Media in Pakistan

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Having been affiliated with the Pakistani media industry for over a decade, Puruesh Chaudhary has become as an integral part of the country’s crop of young and ambitious players in the media sector. From initially working with two leading, local television channels – DAWN and SAMAA TV – Chaudhary has been invited to deliver lectures […]

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Not all TV channels simply focused on ratings: Missing girl reunited with her family

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In this digital era, hundreds of TV channels are merely a click away. The abundance of portals of information and entertainment has led to channels committing petty tricks against each other in the race of getting the limited share of audiences. The race of ratings is so severe that it has become difficult to differentiate […]

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TV anchor’s plea: arrest warrants issued

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LAHORE: An additional district and sessions judge Thursday issued arrest warrants for the owners of Jang Group and Geo News for non-appearance before the court. The court issued this order on a private complaint of Mubashir Lucman. Court issued several notices to them to appear before the court; however they did not comply with the […]

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Media should use its freedom with responsibility: Irfan Siddiqui


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ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui on Sunday said media should have independence but it should also act with responsibility and avoid a situation which is seen now a days.Talking to Pakistan Television, he said institution of PEMRA also needed reconstitution and a lot of things are needed to be taken […]

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