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President Alvi, PM Imran seek acquittal in Parliament attack case

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ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday filed applications seeking acquittal from an anti-terrorism court pertaining to the Parliament and Pakistan Television (PTV) attack case during the 2014 sit-in. Counsel for the president Mohammad Ali Bukhari and counsel for the prime minister Babar Awan filed the acquittal applications under Section 265-K. The court directed […]

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Qasmi takes additional charge of MD PTV

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided not to extend contract of Managing Director (MD) Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Mohammad Malick after the end of his two year contract and Chairman PTV Attaul Haq Qasmi has assumed the charge of additional MD PTV. Sources said that Col (retd) Hassan has been transferred in […]

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Playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia passes away

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KARACHI: Renowned playwright Fatima Surayya Bajia died at her home here on Wednesday after a long illness. She was 85. Bajia, famed for her immensely popular drama serials on Pakistan Television, suffered a paralysis attack 20 months ago. Her relatives, friends and admirers said her characteristic will-power had enabled her to keep death at bay […]

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Former PTV producer passes away

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LAHORE: Former producer at Pakistan Television Lahore Station, Muhammad Azeem, died of a cardiac arrest here on Sunday. He was 70. Mr Azeem produced memorable TV serials such as Darya, Neelay Hath and Asmaan. Ikramul Haq, brother-in-law of Muhammad Azeem, told Dawn that the funeral would be held on Tuesday (Feb 2). “The time and […]

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Senate committee to grill PTV bosses over live broadcast of minister’s speech

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ISLAMABAD: A committee of the upper house of parliament will take up a privilege motion against Pakistan Television (PTV) on Monday for broadcasting the speech of a minister live without the permission of Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani. The privilege motion against PTV — the first of its kind — is part of a four-point agenda […]

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No PTV employee being laid off: MD

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and Managing Director (MD) of state-run television Muhammad Malick said that the doors of government-run television had been first time opened for all parties including Opposition. He was addressing the general body of the two unions led by Pervez Bhatti and Liaquat Tarar on Wednesday. The MD said that the state-run TV […]

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PTV falls, its employees rise: MD

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By: Tahir Khalil ISLAMABAD: PTV MD Muhammad Malick has told a parliamentary committee that the state television is in pain but no one working in it is in pain. He said the state institution gets Rs6 billion through electricity bills of which Rs5.25b is spent on salaries and Rs40 million on medical bills. He said […]

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Illegal broadcast of cricket matches: Senate body directs PEMRA to take action against responsible channels

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday directed PEMRA for action against private channels showing live world cup cricket illegally in the name of discussion programmes. Showing cricket matches in such a manner is totally illegal and against the rules, the committee observed. The committee also said it was piracy as Pakistan […]

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Journalist goes missing

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QUETTA: A journalist working for Pakistan Television and based in Dera Bugti went missing from Quetta last week. Imam Bukhsh, who works for a news agency, told reporters that his nephew Manzoor Ahmed Bugti reached Quetta from Dera Bugti on Nov 6 and went missing the following day. “Manzoor went somewhere in the car of […]

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Demand to release journalist’s brother

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GHALLANAI: Office-bearers of the Mohmand Press Club have asked the security officials to release the brother of a journalist. The office-bearers of the Mohmand Press Club appealed to the Commandant Mohmand Rifles to release Yasirullah, brother of Liaqat Ali, the correspondent for the Pakistan Television. The meeting also discussed the problems being faced by journalists […]

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Freedom of expression: woolgathering

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Freedom of expression is a dream in the nascent democratic system in Pakistan. The country has a diversity of political perspectives and there are definitions and norms set in the constitution that deal with religious bigotry, blasphemy laws and partisan strife. These form the key components within a framework for advancement of and managing the […]

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‘King’s party’ behind PTV attack: Qadri

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Thursday alleged Nawaz Sharif-led government for attacking the Pakistan Television (PTV) building a few days ago. “The government itself conspired to attack PTV,” Qadri said. He accused that PML-N lawmaker Marvi Memon and PTV managing director were involved in the entire trespassing and encroaching of […]

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Ex-PTV GM Nayyar Nadeem dies

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KARACHI: Nayyar Nadeem, noted PTV veteran and poet, passed away late on Monday night after a protracted illness at a local hospital. He was 70. His family members said he was suffering from various illnesses and had been admitted to the hospital. He was buried in the Wadi-i-Hussain graveyard on Tuesday. He is survived by […]

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Journalists threaten to file case against Imran, Qadri, Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists on Tuesday demanded an apology from Imran Khan, Dr Tahirul Qadri and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan for attacks on the offices of Geo News and Pakistan Television (PTV) and torture of journalists in the Red Zone area or they would register cases against them on these criminal acts. The demand was […]

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