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Pemra asks channels to exercise caution

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ISLAMABAD: Following the ISPR’s sharp reaction to MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s fiery speech on Thursday night, the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regula­tory Authority (Pemra) issued on Friday show-cause notices to 14 private TV channels and barred all channels from airing “inflammatory content”. After Mr Hussain’s speech that followed explosive allegations levelled by a Karachi police officer, […]

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Radio Pakistan launches new FM channel

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday inaugurated a new FM Channel by the state radio broadcaster with the hope that it would prove to be another asset for Pakistan’s mass media industry, Radio Pakistan reported on Monday. The new Radio Pakistan channel is called “Virsa”. Hussain also congratulated the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, the […]

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Govt has finalised code of conduct for private TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: The government has finalised a code of conduct for private TV channels by taking on board all stakeholders, the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Information and Broadcasting was told on Tuesday. At the first meeting of newly formed committee, chaired by MNA Marvi Memon, the officials of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting gave […]

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Samina Pervaiz appointed DG PBC

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ISLAMABAD: Mrs. Samina Pervaiz, a BS-21 officer of the Information Group has been posted Director General, Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) with immediate effect. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued notification to this effect on Tuesday afternoon. She had been serving as Director General External Publicity Wing since January 2011. Mrs. Samina Pervaiz has held […]

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APNS welcomes Information Ministry decisions

RAWALPINDI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has welcomed the decisions of the meeting of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the APNS held on March 05. According to a press release, the meeting had decided that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting would revert to the earlier practice of allocation of advertisements with […]

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NA body for ban on airing foreign content during prime time

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Thursday recommended the government to ban airing all foreign contents in any language during the prime time and take strict action against the violators. The committee meeting, held with Beelum Hasnain in the chair, was attended by its members, Secretary Information Rasheed Ahmed, Pemra Chairman […]

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Supreme Court orders to present details of expenditures of Press Council

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered to present expenditures and other details of Press Council. While hearing a case in connection with media’s accountability Justice Jawad S Khawaja remarked that the decision to do work or to establish stations was the task of the government not the court. But the money, which is being provided […]

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