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Government opinion sought on PEMRA’s denial

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court asked the government on Monday to advise it whether to expunge an assertion, later denied by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), suggesting that a media house aired foreign-funded programmes. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani ordered Additional Attorney General Atiq Shah to seek instructions from the […]

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‘We shouldn’t be intimidated by media’

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KARACHI: No one should be intimidated by the media and it is our moral duty to challenge their power if they are committing a mistake and praise them if they do good work, said former senator Javed Jabbar at a roundtable conference on Monday. There should be a public service broadcasting network and news and […]

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PEMRA failed to bar news channels for Islamabad Shootout live coverage

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has expressed its anger over slackness from the governmental officials to submit their stance in the court. Hearing a suo-moto notice against Islamabad Shootout, a drama held last week in the capital city, Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry holds PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) responsible to bar […]

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SC may decide deadline for media code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: The code of conduct for live coverage by the electronic media in Pakistan may get a final shape and be implemented after the Sikandar episode in Blue Area of Islamabad as the Supreme Court is taking up an important case on the subject today (Monday). The much talked about code of conduct for electronic […]

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‘Tough time’ awaits media at Supreme Court

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ISLAMABAD: It is going to be a very tough time for the media ahead, as the Supreme Court has admitted a petition for preliminary hearing against the media/all TV channels for telecasting the August 15 incident involving random firing on Jinnah Avenue. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad […]

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CJ asks Pemra to issue notices to TV channels

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QUETTA: The chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry expressed resentment over the irresponsible coverage of the private TV channels and directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to take action against the management of these channels. The chief justice issued these direction during the hearing into the suo moto case regarding deteriorating law and order […]

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PEMRA Rebuts Report

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has contradicted a news item published in The News on Tuesday concerning the hearing of Media Commission case in the Supreme Court. In a statement on Tuesday, the authority said an out of context statement of Mr. AD Kharral about Pemra and its chairman had been quoted […]

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PEMRA, its officials submit denial, want charges to be expunged

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday sought replies of 19 institutions which were claiming that their finances/accounts were not subject to audit by the Auditor General of Pakistan. A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard the Civil Miscellaneous Application (CMA) filed by […]

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‘PEMRA Used Illegal Tactics To Support Malik Riaz’s TV Channel’

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KARACHI: Without any prior approval from the government’s investigation agencies, including Ministry of Interior, how come a regulator like Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued the so-called licence to a TV channel like ‘BOL News’ owned by Malik Riaz Hussain, said Mukhtar Ahmed Butt, a senior political analyst. At a programme ‘Focus on […]

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PEMRA Apologises Over Allegations Against Geo

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday apologised to the Supreme Court over the statement regarding Geo TV’s awareness campaigns, including ‘Aman Ki Asha’ and ‘Zara Sochiye’. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, comprising Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, resumed […]

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Altaf Husain’s addresses: Fresh notices to media regulators

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday reissued notices to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and MQM chief Altaf Hussain on a petition seeking ban on the media coverage of Mr Hussain’s addresses/speeches. Advocate Fayyaz Ahmad Mehar filed this petition and requested the court to restrain the media houses through […]

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Pemra service rules challenged

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ISLAMABAD: The director general (DG) administration of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday challenged the Pemra service rules in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Pemra DG administration Mohammad Asim Khitchi in his petition said that the authority had applied the rules on its employees which were meant for the broadcasters. Pemra DG […]

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Pemra official admits issuing bogus licence to foreign channel

TAHIR AMIN A senior Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) official admitted before the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting that a bogus licence was issued to a foreign TV channel which did not even exist. The committee met with Kamil Ali Agha in the chair here on Monday, where representatives of United Producers […]

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NA body for end to ads on channels showing Indian culture

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting underlined on Thursday the need for taking solid steps to improve role of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to effectively regulate media outlets for achieving national development. The committee was chaired by Belum Hasnain. Its members especially Bushra Rehman was of the view that […]

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