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Pemra issues notice to Geo

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a show cause notice to M/s Independent Media Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd (Geo News). Following is the text of the notice: “Reference: Talk Show Programme “Naya Pakistan” hosted by Mr. Talat Hussain (Anchor-person) aired on Geo News on 22nd February 2015 starting from 2005 hours with Allama […]

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Govt officials bound to help Pemra under law

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ISLAMABAD: Though powerful government officers have demolished the writ and authority of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) simply to save a powerful and wealthy cable operator, the letter of Pemra written to the Punjab government and police department reminds the Nawaz Sharif government what the law exactly says. The relevant section of the […]

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All channels should be shown on their original numbers: minister

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ISLAMABAD: The Cable Operators Association has assured Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid that broadcast of all TV channels would be shown without any interruption. A delegation of Cable Operators Association, headed by Syed Gufran Mujtaba, met the information minister. Federal Information Secretary Muhammad Azam, Cable Operators Association President Capt (retd) Jabbar Khan […]

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SHC fines seven channels for showing excessive ads, wasting court’s time

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KARACHI: A two-judge bench of the Sindh High Court, headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, while imposing fine of Rs50,000 on Pakistan Broadcasting Association, ARY and other private television channels on a petition filed against a judgment of Pemra, has dismissed the petition. Earlier, the Pakistan Broadcasting Association and others had pleaded in the petition […]

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Govt decides to clip Pemra powers

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ISLAMABAD: The government has principally decided to confine and withdraw the power of Pemra to cancel licence and award punishment. It also decided to strengthen media complaint commission, which would be headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court. The representatives of the government and Pakistan Broadcaster Association (PBA) will be the part of […]

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Media mess — III

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While the media mess is now squarely in the courts, the government support to Geo and the reservations of the ministry of defence are backed by the public. The shortcomings of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) are being exposed. It is important that we put our heads together and try to find a […]

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Jang Group apology doesn’t regret actual content: Mazari

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ISLAMABAD: PTI Central Information Secretary Shireen Mazari stated that the Geo/Jang Group apology as an advertisement in their papers was merely an expression of regret over the hurt caused to the armed forces and a large number of viewers implying that the nation as a whole and the civilian government had no issue with the […]

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Geo moves Pemra to hear its case on merit

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ISLAMABAD: Geo television has moved Pemra, holding that before proceeding on the complaint of the Ministry of Defence the authority should take the opinion of the Council of Complaints (CoC) under the Pemra law and that Geo should be heard on the merits of the points raised in the complaint under Section 30(3) of the […]

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PEMRA clarifies landing rights story

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ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister’s Office and Pemra spokesmen have contradicted a news story published in The News on Monday headlined “Baboo set to make Rs4m monthly out of Nawaz’s promise to China.” The Prime Minister’s Office spokesman clarified that neither the prime minister nor anyone on his behalf ever contacted any person on the issue […]

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