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Pemra imposes fines on TV channels

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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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Pemra chief empowered to take TV channels off air

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ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has assumed powers to stop any channel from broadcasting for a limited period of time. The Pemra board granted these powers to Chairman Absar Alam after they were told that the regulator had failed to implement its code of conduct over ‘re-enactment programmes’ due […]

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Pemra body for cancellation of three cable TV licenses in Sibi

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Council of Complaints (CoC) Balochistan on Tuesday recommended cancellation of three cable TV licenses in Sibi district for being non- operational. The recommendation was given in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Prof Agha Muhammad Nasir at Pemra regional office Quetta, said a press release issued here. […]

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Pemra empowers its chief to shut down any channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra has delegated powers to shut down any channels instantly upon violating the code of conduct for media to its chairman Absar Alam. Pemra has taken notice of exaggerated coverage of protests and stated that such attempts have created panic in society and can risk people’s life and limb. It said some channels are […]

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Pemra wants channel to be fined for inciting democratic govt removal

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ISLAMABAD: The Pemra Council of Complaints Saturday recommended a fine of Rs100 000 to ARY News on charges of incitement for dislodging the democratic setup. Hearing a complaint lodged by Shanila Sikandar against the ARY News programme “Sawal Ye Hai” hosted by Dr Danish, the council in its 32nd meeting with Prof Shamim Humayun in […]

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Pemra takes notice of information minister’s alleged threats against TV anchor

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The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) took notice on Sunday of a complaint against Information Minister Pervez Rashid for allegedly threatening an anchor of a private TV channel on air. According to a press statement released by the regulatory authority, Dr Shahid Masood filed a complaint against the federal minister for criticising him and […]

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Pemra council recommends fine on private TV channel

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority Council of Complaints yesterday recommends fine on a private TV Channel on charges of incitement against democratic setup. PEMRA Council of Complaints, Islamabad in its 32nd meeting held under the Chair of Professor Shamim Humayun recommended imposition of Rs100,000 fine on ARY News on charges of incitement […]

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Pemra pleads for granting status of industry to cable TV sector

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority yesterday asked the federal government to grant status of industry to cable TV sector and allow Tax Holiday to facilitate the cable operators in meeting digitalisation deadline of September 30. The PEMRA stated in statement, while pleading the much-awaited demand of cable TV operators on both issues. […]

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Pemra destroys 200 illegal Indian DTH decoders

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ISLAMABAD: In a bid to curb the menace of illegal Indian DTH proliferating Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Regional Office Karachi held ceremony to destroy more than 200 illegal Indian Direct to Home (DTH) decoders confiscated by the regional office. The decoders were confiscated during the crackdowns against Cable TV operators of Karachi, Hyderabad […]

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Pemra working transparently, in best interest of public

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has noticed that certain individuals and quarters are using its name to meet their own vested interests. Pemra resolves that it is not and would not involve in any illegal, non-transparent and behind-the-scene activities regarding media or media persons, says a press release issued here on Thursday. It […]

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PEMRA recommends Rs 100,000 fine on “Channel-24”

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ISLAMABAD (APP) – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Council of Complaints, Islamabad on Wednesday recommended Rs. 100,000 fine on Value TV for illegally operating under the name of “Channel-24” and for deviating from the approved programming mix. The Channel “Value TV” was initially granted as “Real Estate and Property” content channel but later it […]

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Pemra advises TV channels to install time delay mechanism

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) Tuesday issued an advice to PTV News, Geo News and Ab Tak TV to install time delay mechanism. The authority has advised these channels to install such mechanism at their production control rooms and master control rooms to avoid broadcast of audio and visual material which the […]

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Another Pemra warning to channel for levelling charges without proof

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday warned a private news channel, ARY News, for airing an “irresponsible and baseless” analysis without any proof on appointments and promotions of Generals in the Pakistan Army. A Pemra statement said: “Having monitored channels for the last few months, we noted that during a talk show, […]

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TV channel warned over anti-Malala hate speech

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ISLAMABAD – Country’s TV regulator on Friday censured a leading news channel for airing “hate speech” against Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and her family, warning that accusations of blasphemy could endanger lives. Malala, who moved to England after being shot in the head by the Taliban, is both admired and hated in her […]

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