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Senate body recommends ban on foreign TV content

Pakistan Press Foundation

By Sajid Chaudhry ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday recommended ban on telecasting of foreign content by foreign television channels including dramas with Urdu dubbing during 7 pm to 11 pm to save the local artists and drama industry. Senate body also directed for rationalizing showing of foreign contents by 10% […]

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Pemra member retracts statement: Private Channel given license according to rules

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said Tuesday that Pakistan’s showbiz industry had great contribution and the government would take all possible steps to protect it. While speaking in the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting chaired by Senator Kamil Ali Agha, the minister said that unfortunately national film industry had […]

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Pemra official admits issuing bogus licence to foreign channel

TAHIR AMIN A senior Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) official admitted before the Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting that a bogus licence was issued to a foreign TV channel which did not even exist. The committee met with Kamil Ali Agha in the chair here on Monday, where representatives of United Producers […]

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NA body for end to ads on channels showing Indian culture

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting underlined on Thursday the need for taking solid steps to improve role of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to effectively regulate media outlets for achieving national development. The committee was chaired by Belum Hasnain. Its members especially Bushra Rehman was of the view that […]

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Effectively regulating electronic media: National Assembly body calls for improving Pemra’s role

Advertisements with foreign content are mostly belong to multi-national companies, thus one has to confront numerous issues before taking any decision to define the word ‘obscenity’, a parliamentary panel was informed on Thursday. Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira informed the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting that efforts were under […]

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Pemra’s Valentine

WHETHER or not it is only a minority that is protesting against Valentine’s Day celebrations, the impact on the media watchdog in the country has been telling. A day ahead of the event, on Wednesday, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority asked the television channels to “avoid offending religious sentiments and corrupting the nation’s youth […]

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Pemra issues guidelines for Valentine’s Day TV shows

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed all the satellite TV channels to observe the religious and cultural ethos before conceptualising any programme with regard to Valentine’s Day. Pemra has held that as per complaints of the viewers, the programmes aired by TV channels in the past were not in conformity with the […]

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Pemra officers welfare association formed

ISLAMABAD: Pemra Officers Welfare Association (POWA) has selected its office-bearers and nominated members of the POWA executive body in its second meeting held here in Islamabad on Saturday. Dr Mukhtar Ahmad will be the president, Amjad Ali Afridi, general secretary, Khurram Siddiqui, vice president and Sheikh Tahir joint secretary of the association. Besides the above […]

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PEMRA issues rejoinder to look-after bureaucrats report

ISLAMABAD: Pemra on Friday issued a detailed rejoinder to a story in The News headlined, “Pemra disfigured by look-after baboos on all posts”. It said the news reflects that probably some disgruntled elements have misled this leading newspaper by providing exaggerated and deceptive information just to tarnish the image of the organisation for their personal […]

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After losing in Supreme Court, PEMRA trying to fight case in media

By: Ansar Abbasi ISLAMABAD: After failing to defend itself in the apex court, Pemra has decided to fight its case through the media by challenging the facts that were produced before the apex court but remained undefended. In its rebuttal to The News story, the Pemra’s General Manager Media stated that the newspaper has been […]

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PEMRA disfigured by ‘look-after’ bureaucrats on all posts

By: Ansar Abbasi ISLAMABAD: The Pemra, the regulatory body for the electronic media, has been badly ruined during the recent years after having been turned into an entity ruled by a bunch of temporary officers, all of whom terribly failed to do their primary job of a regulator. Although, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on […]

Broadcasting, Radio, Television


Supreme Court bars acting chairman PEMRA from working

By: Sohail Khan ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday barred the acting chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Dr Abdul Jabbar from holding office and asked the government to appoint a head of the authority on a permanent basis. A two-member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Jawad S […]

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Supreme Court bars acting chairman PEMRA from work

Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) has barred the acting Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Dr Abdul Jabbar from discharging his duties, Geo News reported Thursday. The SC was hearing the petition filed by senior journalists’ Hamid Mir and Absar Alam regarding the formation of a media commission. During the hearing, Justice Jawwad […]

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Supreme Court orders to present details of expenditures of Press Council

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered to present expenditures and other details of Press Council. While hearing a case in connection with media’s accountability Justice Jawad S Khawaja remarked that the decision to do work or to establish stations was the task of the government not the court. But the money, which is being provided […]

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