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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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MD PTV’s appeal dismissed by IHC

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ISLAMABAD: A division bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed the intra court appeal filed by Mohammad Malick against an order of an IHC single bench, which, on June 24, declared the appointment of Mr Malick as managing director (MD) Pakistan Television (PTV) illegal. The single bench, comprising Justice Siddiqui, observed that the appointment was […]

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Malick allowed to continue as MD PTV

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ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here Thursday allowed Managing Director (MD) Pakistan Television (PTV) Mohammad Malick to keep his job till he receives written orders of an IHC single bench. An IHC single-member bench on June 24 had declared the appointment of the MD PTV as illegal and Mohammad Malick […]

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Appointment of PTV MD declared illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Television again became ‘headless’ after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday declared illegal the appointment of Mohammad Malick as its managing director (MD). Hearing a petition, Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui observed that the appointment of Mr Malick was not transparent. He directed the federal government to fill the post in a […]

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PTV moves NAB against former MD

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Television (PTV) management has referred three cases of alleged embezzlement and irregularities against its former managing director (MD) Mustafa Kamal Qazi to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Qazi, who was reportedly a junior officer, became acting-MD allegedly after falsely claiming to be a senior officer in the Islamabad High Court, caused billions […]

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State-run TV urged to set example for private TV channels

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Islamabad: Participants including MNA and Chairperson of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Marvi Memon have urged the state-run Pakistan Television to take the lead and set example before private TV channels regarding “what to show and what not to show.” They were speaking the launch of the printed version of “Report […]

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PTV to get MD by next week

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ISLAMABAD: Secretary information and broadcasting Nazir Saeed on Wednesday assured the Islamabad High Court (IHC) that Pakistan Television (PTV) would get a permanent managing director (MD) by next week. He also apprised the court about the ongoing process for the appointment of MD PTV during hearing of the petition, seeking permanent managing director at the […]

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PTV stopped from making recoveries from former MD

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday set aside the single bench orders in which it allowed the Pakistan Television to recover three per cent commission its former managing director (MD) Yousaf Baig Mirza used to receive on its overall revenue. The commission was in addition to his monthly salary he used to draw […]

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Reviving PTV’s glory days

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WITH its 49th anniversary, the state-run Pakistan Television has entered its golden jubilee year. A journey that began nearly five decades ago is now reaching another milestone very fast. Since its inception, the people associated with it ensured the quality and production value of the programmes telecast by it, which lasted for a long span […]

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Kasauti icon Quresh Pur passes away

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KARACHI: Quresh Pur, the host of Kasauti, arguably the most popular quiz show in the history of Pakistani television, passed away here on Monday afternoon after a protracted illness. He was 81. Quresh Pur was born in Bhopal, India. He did his graduation from India and migrated to Pakistan. A scholar in his own right, […]

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Baig behind PTV success

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television (PTV) former managing director Yousuf Baig Mirza said he took just three years to turn around the state-run PTV and doubled its revenue generation before being shown the door by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in April this year. Baig spoke to TheNation on Sunday and revealed that it was the top […]

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