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Free for all in electronic media as Pemra stays headless

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ISLAMABAD: At a time when the anti-government forces are getting united, using the electronic media for their objectives and openly announcing the toppling of the democratic government, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) is not only dysfunctional but also headless. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the government not to appoint a new […]

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PEMRA approves FM Radio licence for SMIU

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KARACHI: Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) has received FM Radio licence with frequency of 96.6 from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). Mohammad Pervaiz Rathore acting Chairman PEMRA handed over the licence to Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh Vice Chancellor SMIU. The Radio will be part of the Media Studies Department of SMIU and would train […]

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Regulatory body suspends broadcast of Geo Television for 15 days

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on June 6, 2014 suspended Geo TV’s license for 15 days and imposed a fine of Rs10 million (US$ 100,000) , on a complaint filed by the Ministry of Defence on April 22 against airing unsubstantiated allegations against the chief of Pakistan military Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI). The five-member committee […]

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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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