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Minister responds to indecent ads

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Tuesday accepted on the floor of the National Assembly that some television channels were involved in airing indecent advertisements. He said the practice needed to be curbed with the strict enforcement of laws. Mr Rashid also suggested harsh financial penalties for violators. He was […]

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Terrorists cannot silence voice of journalists: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcating Pervaiz Rasheed on Monday said that terrorists cannot silence the voice of the journalists and stop the government from rooting out the menace of terrorism from the country. He stated this while addressing the participants of a protest march organised here by Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), National […]

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Nisar says Axact may face more cases

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RAWALPINDI: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Friday held out the possibility of filing more cases against Axact — which is already implicated in the massive diploma mills scam — if fresh evidence is found against the software company. “We will carry out a full investigation … the interior ministry will be contacting the Federal Bureau […]

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Pervaiz urges media to act as watchdog to check corruption

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid Friday said that the media should act as a watchdog to check corruption in the society. He said this while launching a National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) awareness song on the theme “Say No to Corruption” in a meeting with Deputy Chairman NAB Rear […]

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‘More journalists killed in Pakistan than any other democracy’

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ISLAMABAD: For a democratic country, Pakistan ranks worryingly high when it comes to the number of attacks on journalists. Even though it is much better off than countries such as Iraq, Syria or Somalia that are torn apart by civil war and internal strife, Pakistan’s numbers of violence against journalists are comparable to these countries, […]

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Terrorists trying to impose their ideology on people: Pervaiz Rasheed

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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed on Tuesday said that terrorists are trying to impose their views on the masses. Media cannot perform freely if journalists who are creating awareness are not protected, Dunya News reported. He made these remarks during an international conference on security of journalists in Islamabad. The Minister stated […]

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Kabul asked to release Pakistani journalist

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ISLAMABAD: Mediapersons and politicians on Wednesday expressed their resolve to use all influence with the Afghan authorities to ensure the release of Pakistani journalists Faizullah Khan. Last week, the Karachi based reporter was convicted by a Jalalabad court to serve a four year jail on charges of spying as he entered the country without legal […]

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Blasphemy: Court summons owners of over 20 channels

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SARGODHA: A sessions court here on Monday summoned the owners of 20 TV channels and Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rasheed on June 4 (tomorrow) over the broadcasting of material blasphemous to the Ahle Bait. Muhammad Ilyaz Qadri of village 71 Shumali had filed an application with the additional district and sessions judge against the owners […]

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Jang Group apology doesn’t regret actual content: Mazari

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ISLAMABAD: PTI Central Information Secretary Shireen Mazari stated that the Geo/Jang Group apology as an advertisement in their papers was merely an expression of regret over the hurt caused to the armed forces and a large number of viewers implying that the nation as a whole and the civilian government had no issue with the […]

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Pemra assures restoration of Geo News telecasts: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rasheed has said that he talked to the Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Pervaiz Rathore regarding the closure of Geo News in parts of the country and the Pemra chief had assured him that he would take steps for the restoration of […]

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