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Airing of Turkish plays irks Senate body

By: Kalbe Ali ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting expressed concern on Monday over a growing trend among private channels to telecast Turkish soaps, expressing fears that the local mini-screen entertainment industry would go the way of its big-screen sister. A meeting of the committee, held at the Parliament House, noted that […]

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Channels airing ads beyond limits to be regulated: Senate body

ISLAMABAD: The special committee of the Senate in its meeting held at the Parliament House on Thursday with Leader of the House Jehangir Badr in the chair deliberated upon the recruitments made in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) from 2007 to August 31, 2012 and the appointments made in accordance with the province-wise […]

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Media morality bill planned: National Assembly

By: Raja Asghar ISLAMABAD: As a perceived waywardness of Pakistan’s electronic media came in focus in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said the government wanted to bring a new law, possibly to deal with questions of morality. He did not elaborate his remark, apparently made in passing, after […]

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Supreme Court summons acting PEMRA chief in media commission case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has summoned acting Chairman PEMRA Dr Jabbar today (Wednesday) in the case of formation of media commission. The two-member bench of Supreme Court, comprising Justice Jawad S Khawaja and Justice Khalji Arif Hussain, heard the petition filed by two senior journalists, Hamid Mir and Ibsar Alam. Hamid Mir told the court […]

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