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Pemra, cable operators agree to digitalise network

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority and Pakistan Cable Operators Association have reached an agreement for digitalizing cable network in major cities of the country by September 30 this year. Addressing a joint press conference along with office-bearers of Cable operators association including its Chairman Khalid Arain and Central President Malik Furqan Ghiyas here, Pemra […]

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Pemra suspends licences of two private TV channels

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulator Authority (Pemra) in its 109th meeting on Wednesday approved suspension of Royal TV licence for non-payment of fine and failing to air apology for telecasting highly vulgar and abusive remarks against a TV anchorperson in its talk shows dated November 25 and 26 2015. The authority decided to suspend the […]

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Council of complaints asks Pemra to monitor ads’ content

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Council of Complaints, Balochistan, in its 31st meeting held with Prof Agha Muhammad Nasir in the chair at Pemra regional office, Quetta on Thursday has recommended the Authority to strictly monitor the content of commercial ads in view of its societal effects on our young generation. It was […]

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Pemra makes ARY pay fine, apologise once again

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ISLAMABAD: ARY News has paid Rs100,000 fine imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for use of derogatory words and non-installation of time delaying mechanism. It is worth mentioning that Pemra imposed the fine on the TV channel for use of derogatory language in its three programmes . The Pemra Council of Complaints had […]

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‘Media owners should share responsibility for journalists’ safety’

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, while discussing the Protection of Journalists Bill 2014, suggested that media owners should attend meetings to address the issue. The committee has decided to form a subcommittee, in order to discuss the matter further and will report within 30 days. The meeting was […]

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Pemra member resigns over differences with chief

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ISLAMABAD: Ashraf Gujjar, a member of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from Islamabad, has resigned because of differences with the authority’s chairman. In his resignation letter addressed to the president, Mr Gujjar said, “In the given circumstances I find that I am unable to serve the institution or the nation in my capacity […]

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Pemra asks channels to exercise strict editorial control

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday formally approved a fine of Rs1 million on Samaa TV for airing a highly objectionable, indecent and vulgar text message during its crime re-enactment programme “Wardat” in July last year. The text message was not only in violation of Pemra laws and the code of conduct implemented […]

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Pemra KP council bans ads by quacks, hakeems

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ISLAMABAD: The Council of Complaints KP in a meeting held at Pemra Regional Office Peshawar under the chairmanship of Shakil Chandar directed all cable operators of KP to immediately stop advertisement of quacks and hakeems on their CD channels. The council also directed the cable operators to provide surety bonds that they would not distribute […]

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TV channels cautioned over crime re-enactment shows

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has expressed concern over what it says is a rising trend of broadcasting objectionable content in crime re-enactment shows. Pemra issued an advice to TV channels on Wednesday on the basis of recommendations of its Councils of Complaints (COC) which held a joint meeting on Monday. Pemra […]

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KP seeks ban on live coverage of terrorism incidents

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ISLAMABAD: KP government has asked the federal government and Pemra to ban live coverage of terrorism incidents. Home and Tribal Affairs Department of KPK government’ letter No. PA/AS(Dev: & Fin) /HD/2015 dated January 23, 2016 written to federal secretary information and chairman PEMRA with the subject” APEX COMMITTEE MEETING – BAN ON LIVE COVERAGE OF […]

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Pemra discusses ways to improve relations with media

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ISLAMABAD: The first-ever joint meeting of all Pemra Councils of Complaints (CoCs) was held with the chairman Pemra on Monday at Pemra Headquarters Islamabad, as council members urged for strict control on religious and sectarian content. The participants vehemently denounced the ‘glorification’ of crime and gory scenes by various television channels in the name of […]

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SPN policy: Cable operators expect new PEMRA chief to resolve problems

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KARACHI: The Cable Operators Association of Pakistan (CAP) has expressed the hope that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s new chairman Absar Alam will help resolve their problems. A large number of CAP members recently met senior Pemra officials, including several directors general at the body’s headquarters in Islamabad. CAP members argued that the purpose of […]

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New Pemra chairman means business

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (Pemra) is playing a proactive role in ensuring strict adherence to the code of conduct and law by the TV channels after prominent media man Absar Alam became its chairman. Starting from December 1 when he assumed the office, the Pemra has intervened at least 43 times to instill […]

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Pemra imposes fine on channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra Council of Complaints Sindh 27th meeting was held at Regional Office Karachi headed by the Chairperson Professor Inam Bari. According to Pemra press release public complaints of serious nature received through automized Viewer Complaints and Feedback Management System and from other quarters were taken up on the agenda. Pemra on the recommendations of […]

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