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Pemra issues notice to TV channel for airing ‘false’ reports against ministers

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a notice to a TV channel on Saturday for airing news reports deemed to be against Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar and the Minister of State for Interior, Shaharyar Afridi. The regulator directed the TV channel to air rebuttals or furnish evidence in support of its […]

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SC asks PEMRA to register rating companies

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulator Authority (Pemra) to register all the six media rating companies within a week. A three-judge SC bench, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, on Thursday issued a written order, giving directions to Pemra and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) to […]

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Rating cos asked to register with Pemra within 3 days

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday directed the media rating companies to provide the viewership data to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the authority will display the same on its website. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umer Ata Bandial and […]

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Pemra cautions TV channels

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday cautioned the television channels against broadcasting derogatory remarks and comments against the superior judiciary. “During the monitoring of satellite TV channels for the last few days, a trend has been observed wherein News and Current Affairs Satellite TV channels have been found airing live footages, […]

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Pemra auctions five satellite TV licences through open bidding

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) conducted on Tuesday bidding for issuance of five satellite television licences against an advertisement issued on Sept 1. The process was delayed due to litigation and was initiated after the courts ruled in favour of the authority. The bidding was held at the Pemra headquarters. The categories […]

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UN Human Rights Committee asks Pakistan about crimes against journalists

Pakistan Press Foundation

There has been a clear deterioration in the safety of journalists, the problem of impunity and of freedom of expression online. These were the main findings of the report submitted to the 120th session of UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in collaboration with IFEX, the global network defending and […]

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Pemra issues warning to music channel

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday issued a warning to 8XM music channel for exhibiting an indecent and objectionable song on February 26 in violation of the code of conduct implemented on the Supreme Court’s directives. According to a Pemra press release issued here, the authority received countless complaints against the channel […]

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IHC allows Amir Liaquat to conduct his show

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday allowed anchorperson Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain to conduct his show on a private television channel, suspending the ban imposed on his programme by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Pemra had banned Amir Liaquat’s show Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga for ‘hate speech’ in January. Following the court […]

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Pemra chief asked to move SC against LHC decision on DTH licences

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Monday directed the authority chairman to file an appeal with the Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court (LHC) decision of setting aside DTH licences auction. At its 125th meeting here, Pemra asked its Chairman Absar Alam about the delay in going against the LHC decision.  It […]

Front Page, Media Development


Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Clubs’ reps

Pakistan Press Foundation

Press clubs’ representatives from across Pakistan agreed that the rush for breaking news combined with the unprofessional attitude of editors, newsroom personnel and media houses leave journalists working in the field vulnerable and at risk. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists,’ organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation […]

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Pemra fines channels for airing offensive material

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has fined News One Channel for fanning ethnic divide and provincial hatred and also fined TV One and Abb Takk channels for airing offensive material. The Pemra Council of Complaints in its 29th meeting held in Karachi with Prof Inam Bari in the chair upheld its previous […]

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Pemra imposes Rs3m fine on 17 channels in three months

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed fine worth Rs3 million to various satellite channels for violations of code of conduct since December 1, 2015. An official source said Thursday that fines had been imposed on 17 television channels including Samaa TV, Din News, ARY News, Ab Takk, Value TV, News One, Channel […]

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Dar issues notice to ARY for airing false facts in programme

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: A spokesman for the Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar Thursday said a complaint had been lodged with the Pemra against the ARY Communications Private Ltd and one of its anchorpersons for publishing and broadcasting defamatory statements in a programme. It should be noted that this was not the first time that the said […]

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Pemra imposes fines on TV channels

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Council of Complaints Lahore in its 59th meeting held under the chairmanship of Dr Mehdi Hasan on Wednesday. The Council recommended imposition of a Rs 100,000 fine on Channel-24 for conducting malicious and defamatory programs by its anchor Mubashar Lucman against Punjab Police and also directed the channel to […]

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