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Media and democracy rise and fall together

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Media is under attack within and without — raft with dangers of its crumbling as a fourth pillar of the state. The whole edifice of democratic dispensation will also teeter as a consequence if this divisive tide continues to sway the media landscape of the country. Indeed the vision of Pakistan of the founding founders […]

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PBA following its own regulations, NA body told

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting was informed on Tuesday that Pemra already had a defined code of conduct for airing contents, but Pakistan Broadcasters’ Association (PBA) was following its own regulations. The committee meeting, presided over by MNA Marvi Memon, discussed the issue related to Geo TV and members inquired […]

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Committee set up to remove ambiguities in media code

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ISLAMABAD: Irfan Siddiqui, special assistant to the prime minister, has got another job in his hand. This time the columnist will spearhead a special committee which will work on “removing ambiguities in code of conduct for media”. Mr Siddiqui was coordinator of the first government committee for talks with the Taliban and remained in the […]

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Need for sanity

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The judicial commission comprising three Supreme Court judges set up by the government to probe the attack on Hamid Mir has started its work. Meanwhile, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) comprising representatives from the ISI, the MI, the IB and other related intelligence agencies has also launched efforts to uncover the hand behind the attack. […]

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PBA slams attack on Mir, urges restraint

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KARACHI: The Executive Committee of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA), in a meeting held in Karachi on Thursday, once again condemned the attack on senior journalist Hamid Mir and urged concerned authorities to apprehend those responsible for the incident. “Since a judicial commission has been appointed to probe the incident, PBA stresses the need to […]

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Closure of any newspaper, channel not acceptable: CPNE

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LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) in its emergent meeting held at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal in Lahore unanimously declared that closure of any media house or cancellation of licence or declaration of any channel or publication will not be acceptable as it is not in the national interest. Any such action will be tantamount […]

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Popular television anchor Hamid Mir shot, injured in Karachi

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Hamid Mir, Senior journalist and anchor person of Pakistan’s popular talk show “Capital Talk” on leading television channel “Geo News” was seriously injured in a gun attack on April 19, 2014 at about 5:30 pm in Karachi, the capital city of Sindh province. No case has been registered and no one has claimed the responsibility […]

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TV channels fined Rs35m, NA told

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has so far imposed a total of Rs35 million fine on different private television channels for airing obscene or excessive foreign content and illegal and misleading advertisements since July, 2010. The Pemra charged Rs1 million fine from over 20 television channels during the last over three years. […]

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NA body to finalise e-media code of conduct on April 15

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ISLAMABAD: A sub-committee of National Assembly’s (NA) Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Monday decided to finalise the much-awaited code of conduct for electronic media (e-media) in its meeting on April 15. The committee that met under its convener Arifa Khalid Parvez asked the Ministry and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to […]

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Two injured in attacks on three media houses

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Two employees of a media house were injured on February 17, 2014 when two unknown men riding on a bike hurled hand-grenades at the main gates of two media houses in Karachi namely, Business Recorder Group and Nawa-i-Waqt. No one has claimed the responsibility of attacks. Another bomb was discovered on February 18 in the […]

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