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Effectively regulating electronic media: National Assembly body calls for improving Pemra’s role

Advertisements with foreign content are mostly belong to multi-national companies, thus one has to confront numerous issues before taking any decision to define the word ‘obscenity’, a parliamentary panel was informed on Thursday. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira informed the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting that efforts were under […]

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Pemra’s Valentine

WHETHER or not it is only a minority that is protesting against Valentine’s Day celebrations, the impact on the media watchdog in the country has been telling. A day ahead of the event, on Wednesday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority asked the television channels to “avoid offending religious sentiments and corrupting the nation’s youth […]

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Appointment of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority chief challenged in Islamabad High Court

ISLAMABAD: Appointment of chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Barrister Akram Sheikh has filed an application on the behalf of Independent Media Corporation (Pvt.) Limited, praying to the court that the notification of Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmed, the PEMRA Chairman, be set aside as […]

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Chaudhry Rashid new Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority chairman

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By: Muhammad Saleh Zaafir ISLAMABAD: Federal Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Rashid Ahmad has been appointed Chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) with immediate effect. The Establishment Division has issued the notification pertaining to his appointment, and he will assume charge of his new assignment on Monday. He is a professional […]

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Protests against foreign dubbed content and his plans of taking Pakistani programmes to channels abroad

There was a time, back in the glory days of PTV, when streets would wear a deserted look during the broadcast of a popular drama serial. People would even schedule wedding functions around them and entire families got together to watch their favourite characters play out their lives on the small screen. More than a […]

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority clarifies report, The News stands by it

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued the following clarification in response to The News story titled “Supreme Court barred chairman still running Pemra, calls meeting” published on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. It is clarified that in compliance of the order of Honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan dated 20-12-2012, passed in Constitution […]

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Dr Jabbar may be new PEMRA chief

By: Rana Ghulam Qadir ISLAMABAD: It has been formally decided to appoint Dr Jabbar as chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and a summary in this regard has been sent to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for approval. According to sources, there are three names – Secretary Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Rasheed Ahmad, […]

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Chairman barred by Supreme Court still running PEMRA, calls meeting

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By: Ahmad Noorani ISLAMABAD: It’s not only the top constitutional office holders who are flouting the judgements of the superior judiciary, a junior Pemra official, who was given a look after charge of Pemra chairman by PPP government and was removed by Supreme Court two-weeks ago, has started using powers of the Pemra Chairman in […]

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