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PEMRA for making regional setup more vibrant

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FAISALABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig on Thursday stressed upon making the regional setup more vibrant and fully available to the genuine demands of the stakeholders. He expressed these view during his visit to Regional Office Faisalabad where he was briefed about the operational activities, licensing and enforcement in Faisalabad Region by Regional […]

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Media workers’ protest continues

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LAHORE: The Joint Action Committee of journalists and media workers on Wednesday staged a sit-in outside the press club here.They were protesting against lay-offs and salary cuts. Besides office-bearers of journalists and media workers’ bodies, newsmen, cameramen, photojournalists and media workers joined the sit-in and chanted slogans against the owners of media houses. They announced […]

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War of words intensifies on social media

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ISLAMABAD – With opposition uniting against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s government, the war of words on social media is becoming intense once again. With over 19.5 million tweets, the trend faqirazam (the biggest beggar) was among the top trend where PML-N supporters ridiculed Prime Minister by showing how Khan is doing exactly opposite to what he had been […]

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NA urged to take up media, Metro moves

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ISLAMABAD: The main opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday moved two separate adjournment motions in the National Assembly against two recent decisions of the PTI government — proposed establishment of Media Regulatory Authority (MRA), the umbrella of all media regulatory bodies, and abolition of subsidy on Metro bus services. The motions were signed by […]

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Govt plans new body to regulate media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday announced a broad outline of the newly proposed Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) to oversee print, electronic and social media. The announcement set alarm bells ringing among stakeholders including journalists who complained that they had not been consulted on the issue and expressed scepticism over the government […]

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Journalists awarded for best reporting on humanitarian issues

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KARACHI: The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at the Institute of Business Administration, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross, hosted an awards distribution ceremony on Thursday to recognise and decorate the achievements of journalists for their contributions in the field of humanitarian reporting. As many as six journalists were recognised for […]

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APNS thanks PM for exempting duty on newsprint

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KARACHI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has expressed its gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan on exempting five percent import duty on newsprint and instructing the Ministry of Information to clear the advertising outstanding dues. APNS President Hameed Haroon and Secretary General Sarmad Ali, in a press statement on Wednesday, thanked the prime minister for […]

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‘Donkey King’ full-fledged entertainment for all ages: experts

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KARACHI: The Donkey King (TDK) is a blockbuster, entertainment which is interesting to watch. It’s not easy to get too much from one movie but TDK is such a film which is entertaining that one cannot feel bored watching it. This is a fast-paced movie which consists of multiple brief scenes. It promises to be […]

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Pemra to award licences to rating companies

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday unanimously approved the Television Audience Measurement (TAM)/Television Rating Points (TRP) Rating Service Regulations 2018 and decided in principle to award licences to rating companies on case to case basis. In its 145th meeting held at its headquarters in Islamabad, the authority was apprised of the orders […]

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PM meets APNS delegation, vows to clear dues

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his government will extend all-out support to the newspaper industry to enable it to deal with its longstanding problems. At a meeting with a delegation of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Tuesday, Mr Khan said that dues of the print media would be cleared soon, according […]

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Three detained for running banned outfits’ web pages

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested three ‘activists’ of banned outfits for allegedly operating web pages of their respective organisations on social media, Dawn has learnt. According to FIA officials, the arrested people are members of a network operating the web pages of the banned outfits for the last couple of years […]

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Media denied entry at some NA-35 polling stations

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ISLAMABAD: The media Sunday faced a great deal of inconvenience at some polling stations to cover the NA-35 by-election. The accreditation cards issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) were not accepted. However, at some polling stations, the media teams were allowed entry but only after tough questioning. There was a low turnout at […]

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After a short break…: Hamid Mir to host Capital Talk at Geo News again

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KARACHI: Attached with the profession of journalism for decades in Pakistan, famous journalist, analyst, columnist and anchorperson Hamid Mir will host Capital Talk programme on Geo News again from Monday, after a short break. His strong comments and analyses are given very importance in journalistic circles. Hamid Mir has spent a long period of his […]

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Pemra issues notice to TV channel for airing ‘false’ reports against ministers

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a notice to a TV channel on Saturday for airing news reports deemed to be against Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar and the Minister of State for Interior, Shaharyar Afridi. The regulator directed the TV channel to air rebuttals or furnish evidence in support of its […]

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