‘Future of FM Radio in Pakistan’: Licensees demand level playing field in radio industry

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The FM radio licensees on Monday demanded a level playing field, as they have got their licenses by investing millions of rupees, whereas, the revenue chunk is being shared by a number of state owned FM radios who are neither licensees of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), nor have invested huge sums […]

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Media regulation: PEMRA’s reply sought by Oct 16

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has summoned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chairman on October 16 to explain why he had not enforced a ban on media coverage of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s activities. The bench comprising Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Mazhar Iqbal Sidhu and Justice Erum Sajjad […]

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IHC wants decision on BOL workers’ salary within a fortnight

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Islam­abad High Court directed the defunct BOL media network on Wednesday to approach the federal government, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Federal Investiga­tion Agency (FIA) to get its outstanding dues released. The court also ordered the respondents named in a petition filed by the BOL network workers and the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union […]

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Free speech: Asma moves SC against media ban on Altaf Hussain

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has challenged in Supreme Court the Lahore High Court’s order banning live speeches of its chief Altaf Hussain on TV channels. The Lahore High Court (LHC) on September 7 had banned the live broadcast of Altaf Hussain’s speeches and images. It also directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) […]

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Medialogic case: Govt plans transparent TV ratings system

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Secretary Muhammad Azam has said that the government is introducing a new transparent system of television ratings. “It will be mechanical and free from human interference.” According to Express News, during a meeting at the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) headquarters, members of the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting raised […]

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Pemra warns against criticism of Saudi response to Mina tragedy

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The government asked Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday to take notice of talk shows and broadcasts discussing the Mina tragedy and criticising the Saudi handling of the crisis. In a statement issued directly to the top management of news channels through an SMS, Pemra said, “Some channels are airing programmes on […]

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Media Commission Case: SC givesl ast warning to submit reply

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has given last warning to seven parties, including Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan and Hamid Mir, to submit reply about any objections on commission recommendations in Media Commission case. The court also cleared that neither further delay would be tolerated in the case nor its hearing will be adjourned. A three-member bench […]

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On CoC’s recommendation, Pemra suspends Axact’s TV licences

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday approved suspension of licences of BOL TV’s BOL News and BOL Entertainment till fulfilment of legal and codal formalities. It may be mentioned that Council of Complaints (CoC), Sindh, in its 24th meeting held on August 18, 2015, after granting opportunity of hearing to the […]

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Pemra bans vulgar advertisement on TV

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – Amid scores of public complaints against the telecast of an objectionable and indecent advertisement of contraceptive (Josh Condoms) on Pakistani TV channels, Pemra has asked the TV channels to immediately review advertisement of Josh Contraceptive. It may be mentioned that the same advertisement of the contraceptive was also banned by Pemra in July, […]

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New code of conduct lets Pakistani journalists … censor themselves

Pakistan Press Foundation

Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the restrictive nature of a new code of conduct for radio and TV stations that was drafted by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), an information ministry off shoot, and took effect on 20 August. Called the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct 2015, it is […]

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Pemra chairman’s appointment summary to be sent to PM by 18th

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Wednesday was told that the process for the appointment of a full-time chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has been started. The committee, which met here with Kamil Ali Agha in the chair, was informed by Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage […]

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PEMRA, govt to submit replies: LHC seeks update on Altaf’s TV speeches ban

Pakistan Press Foundation

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday sought replies from the federal government and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) about the implementation of ban put on the live broadcast of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s speeches. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Anwarul Haq, heard several petitions seeking implementation of the ban […]

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Pemra imparts training to employees on code of conduct

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in a crash course arranged at its headquarters has imparted training to its officers on the enforcement and monitoring staff on the newly issued code of conduct for electronic media 2015. The training is aimed at ensuring effective implementation of the code of ethics, said a press release […]

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Pemra, IPO pledge to curb copyright violations

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and Intellectual Property Organisation (IPO) Wednesday pledged to jointly curb the menace of copy rights violations in music film and dramas. During one day seminar on intellectual property rights and enforcement of copyright laws, both pledged to increase bilateral coordination for strengthening each other in discharging regulatory duties […]

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