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PEMRA issues show cause notice to 22 news channels

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Friday issued show cause notices to 22 Satellite TV Channels for irresponsible coverage of Chinese Consulate incident in Karachi. This coverage was violation of PEMRA regulations and electronic media code of conduct 2015 during marathon live coverage of the terrorists attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi, a press […]

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SC rejects reports of ISI, ECP, Pemra on sit-in

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the reports of Inter-Services Intelligence, Election Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority regarding the last year’s Faizabad sit-in by Tehreek-Labaik Ya Rassul Allah.The top court directed them to file fresh reports after removing discrepancies highlighted by the court. Discontented with the cold response by […]

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Media must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain credibility: Fawad

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LAHORE – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Sunday said that the credibility of media was fast diminishing and it must adopt self-imposed ethics to maintain the same. Addressing the launch of a national daily at the auditorium of a private university here, the Minister said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) did […]

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Pemra refuses to cede office space to PCP

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) is resisting the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s efforts to give the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) office space in Pemra’s Islamabad office. The authority has rejected the ministry directions, asking it to provide PCP space in its building due to financial constraints. In February of this […]

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Pemra termed powerless in Senate

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ISLAMABAD: A legislator Tuesday charged in the Senate that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) was unable to perform its functions as a media regulator. Senate Chairman, Mian Raza Rabbani, believed that Pemra possessed powers but it was selective and incompetent with regards to exercising the same.Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Taj Haider said […]

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Pakistan is ranked 159 on list of 180 countries on media freedom: RWB report

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WASHINGTON: Reporters Without Borders, which campaigns for media freedom around the world, issued a freedom index on Sunday to mark the World Press Freedom Day. According to this index, Finland tops the list of the countries with a free media, followed by two other Scandinavian countries – Norway and Denmark. Eritrea is at the bottom […]

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Is Pemra’s directive aimed at curbing hate speech?

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KARACHI: The latest order from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) warning private television channels to not broadcast what it called hate speech has once again caught the electronic media off-guard. Media managers and practitioners once again find themselves at a crossroads between military, political parties and the government. The warning was issued late […]

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Challenges to media despite its phenomenal growth highlighted

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Though mass media was flourishing in Pakistan the country was still among most unsafe states for journalists to work in. Denmark’s Ambassador to Pakistan Jesper Mollar Sorensen made these remarks while presiding over the inaugural session of the 2nd ‘Transforming Youth Media Summit’ on Saturday. The envoy said that some 110 journalists had lost their […]

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FIA probe finds top Pemra official involved in big scam

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ISLAMABAD: A Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) probe has proved the mega scam “Super Baboo set to make Rs4 million per month” reported by The News on September 30, 2013 right, the FIA’s investigation report available with The News shows. Sources informed The News that action against Chairman Pemra Chaudhry Rasheed, who it has now been […]

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Cable operators assail new tax

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KARACHI: The Cable Operators Association of Pakistan has opposed the advance tax on cable operators slapped by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority from Oct 1, saying it will ruin cable operators’ business. Speaking at a conference at the Karachi Press Club on Friday, COAP leaders Abdul Jabar Khan, Ghufran Mustafa and others said that […]

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Foreign TV drama/serial: FBR to collect advance tax after broadcast of first episode

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The Federal Board of Revenue will collect advance tax after the broadcast of single episode drama/serial of any foreign TV, play dubbed in Urdu or any other regional language to enforce section 236E of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001. The FBR on Wednesday issued a procedure to the Regional Tax Offices (RTOs) for collection of […]

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Registration of anti-terrorist case against TV channel against freedom of expression: Senate committee

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ISLAMABAD: Expressing its displeasure over registration of a case under anti-terrorist law against a private TV news channel, the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Monday directed the Balochistan government to refrain from registration of cases against media. The committee meeting chaired by Senator Kamil Ali Agha said that FIR against a private TV […]

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BOL TV licence: court issues notice to PEMRA, Axact, Labbaik

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LAHORE: The court has issued notices to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Axact Pvt Ltd, and Labbaik Pvt Ltd, on an appeal filed against an order of the authority on the issue of BOL TV licence. A single-judge bench of the Lahore High Court, comprising Justice Ejazul Ahsan, issued the notices to the above-mentioned […]

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Govt starts collecting tax from media industry

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ISLAMABAD: The government has imposed tax on media industry under Finance Act 2013 and made Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) responsible for collection of this tax. It is expected that the government would collect Rs350-400 million through this tax in year 2013-14. According to documents available with ‘The News’, advance tax would be collected […]

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