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Another Pemra warning to channel for levelling charges without proof

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday warned a private news channel, ARY News, for airing an “irresponsible and baseless” analysis without any proof on appointments and promotions of Generals in the Pakistan Army. A Pemra statement said: “Having monitored channels for the last few months, we noted that during a talk show, […]

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Editor unplugged

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Charles Prestwich Scott or C.P Scott, was a British journalist and publisher. He was the editor of the Manchester Guardian (now ‘The Guardian’) from 1872 until 1929 and its owner from 1907 until his death. He uttered the famous words, “Comment is free, but facts are sacred,” laying down ground rules for people associated with […]

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More threats against Pakistan’s Hamid Mir

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The well-known and controversial Pakistani television talk show host Hamid Mir survived a murder attempt on April 19, even though he was hit with six bullets–two of which are still in his body. “I can move, I can walk and I can talk, but I am still undergoing physiotherapy and taking medication,” he emailed to […]

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Army asked to lift ban on Geo TV

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KOHAT: Pakistan Rah-e-Haq (PRH) chairman Maulana Ibrahim Qasmi has asked the Pakistan Army to lift the ban on Geo TV and Jang Group and disperse the sit-ins staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). He was speaking at the party’s convention here on Saturday. Maulana Obaidullah, Maulana Hameed, Maulana Haider Wakeel […]

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Pemra issues 15-day notice to cable operators: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday said that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had issued notices to cable operators to ensure smooth and unchanged transmission of TV channels within 15 days in line with the Supreme Court’s order. If the cable operators did not follow the rules, […]

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Every sacrifice to be rendered for journalists’ rights: Afzal Butt

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MIRPUR: Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Muhammad Afzal Butt has said that they would not hesitate to render any sacrifice for the rights of the journalist community.He said that the rights of the journalists of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir would be protected fully as they were not tools in the hands of the […]

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Uproar over Geo programme turns into full-blown controversy

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LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly on Friday adopted a watered down resolution against the Geo Television for, what the opposition called, airing of a blasphemous programme in its morning transmission, while protest rallies against the media house were held across the country. The original mover of the resolution and the opposition leader, Mahmoodur Rasheed of the […]

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Civil society vows to resist anti-Geo action

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LAHORE: The Civil Society Network Pakistan and other organisations expressed solidarity with the Geo News and called for freedom of expression to be respected at a rally on Monday held outside the TV channel’s office on the Davis Road. A large number of protesters led by Civil Society Network Pakistan President Abdullah Malik said journalists […]

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All institutions including media working within limits

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PAKPATTAN: Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said that the government is proud of the Pakistan Army. He added that the government has made a strategy to end power shutdowns in the next three years.Talking to newsmen at the Shrine of Hazrat Baba Fariduddin Masood Ganj Shakar on Sunday, the governor said all institutions, including […]

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Cable operators flay attack on Hamid Mir

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LAHORE: Cable Operators Association of Pakistan has condemned attack on senior journalist and renowned anchorperson Hamid Mir and prayed for his early recovery. Addressing an emergent press conference at the Lahore Press Club here on Saturday, Association’s central president Capt (retd) Jabbar A Khan, chairman Ghufran Mustafa, secretary general Sheikh Ijaz, vice-chairman Shahid Lodhi and […]

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Geo, The News, Jang blocked illegally in cantonments

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ISLAMABAD: Geo TV has been blacked out in all cantonment areas and hawkers are not being allowed to distribute daily Jang and The News to subscribers. It appears as if the ghost of General Ziaul Haq is still haunting the freedom of the press like it had done during the worst dictatorship during the late […]

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12 basic questions about probe into attack on Hamid Mir

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ISLAMABAD: A majority of journalists are sure that the judicial commission set up by the prime minister will never be able to find the real culprits involved in the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and the following 12 major questions are boggling their minds. The questions haunting the minds of media persons and working […]

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Swat Summer Festival to promote tourism: Khetran

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KALAM: Managing Director of Pakistan Tourism Development Cooperation (PTDC) Mir Shahjahan Khetran has said that Swat Summer Festival would help promote tourism and project soft image of the country. “Holding of such events would create a positive impression about Pakistan that would be carried forward by the tourists, particularly those coming from abroad,” he said […]

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