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When Pakistan Television anchorperson Tanzeela Mazhar filed a case against the head of her department, an Inquiry Committee was set up to look into the matter. But, instead of properly investigating the issue, and questioning the accused, the committee asked Tanzeela ‘why she had not left the job if she was being harassed.’ Tanzeela was not the only one […]

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Dr Shahid Masood remanded into FIA custody for 5 days

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ISLAMABAD – A local court on Saturday remanded former managing director of Pakistan Television Corporation Dr Shahid Masood into five-day custody of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in a case of embezzlement. The court ordered FIA to present report on the investigation and medical report of the accused on the next hearing on November 28. It […]

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SC nullifies Qasmi’s appointment as PTV MD, chairman

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday declared appointment of Atta-ul-Haq Qasmi as Managing Director and Chairman of Pakistan Television as illegal and without any lawful effect. The top court also ruled that payment of salary, benefits and allowances to Qasmi were unlawful and unauthorised as he was not entitled to such payments and could […]

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PTV regrets Beijing spelling blunder

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Television (PTV) Network on Sunday televised Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address from China but misspelled the Chinese capital Beijing as “Begging” in what appeared to be a typographical error. The premier was addressing an event at the Central Party School in Beijing which the PTV was broadcasting live. However, on the top […]

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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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