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Countrywide protests against ban on ARY

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PESHAWAR/KARACHI/LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Thousands of people across the country took to the streets on Saturday to protest against the suspension of ARY News’s licence by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The media watchdog, on Friday, suspended the channel’s licence for 15 days and imposed on it a fine of Rs10 million. In Islamabad, hundreds of […]

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Politicians, lawyers condemn Geo channel shutdown

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KARACHI/LAHORE/PESHAWAR: Media watchdog Pemra’s decision to suspend the Geo TV licence for 15 days on Friday drew strong criticism from political leaders and lawyers. PPP Sindh General Secretary Taj Haider on Friday said it was very unfortunate that private TV channels were being shut down. He said the government should have stepped in much earlier […]

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Pemra summons TV channel on June 3

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ISLAMABAD: The media watchdog Pemra has summoned the ARY TV administration in contempt of court case on June 3.Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and the judiciary were made target of contempt in an AYR programme. According to the complainant, Chaudhry Akram Advocate, the Pemra has summoned him and the ARY TV administration […]

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System for media accountability demanded

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KARACHI: Speakers at a conference on Tuesday criticised the freedom with impunity enjoyed by the electronic media, which, they regarded as misogynistic and leading to societal deformity in many ways with no one to exercise checks and balances. `If no one else is there to censor us, we should at least go for self-censorship; 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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Terrorism: is media a watchdog or lapdog?

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Dr Mohammad Taqi The ostensibly liberal publication gave space quite liberally to Ludhianvi to bash the Shia without a single challenging question being asked Pakistan finally saw democratically elected national and provincial assemblies plod past the five-year finish line — a first in the country’s history. Despite many flaws the outgoing parliamentarians added several constitutional […]

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Terrorism: is media a watchdog or lapdog? — Dr Mohammad Taqi

The ostensibly liberal publication gave space quite liberally to Ludhianvi to bash the Shia without a single challenging question being asked Pakistan finally saw democratically elected national and provincial assemblies plod past the five-year finish line — a first in the country’s history. Despite many flaws the outgoing parliamentarians added several constitutional feathers to their […]

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