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IHC seeks replies on acting Pemra head appointment

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday directed both the parties to submit their written reply in a petition challenging the appointment of acting chairman PEMRA Pervez Rathore. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi conducted the hearing of the petition moved by Israr Abbasi who had prayed to the court to […]

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ARY News back on air after SHC stay

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ISLAMABAD: The management of ARY News has obtained stay order from the Sindh High Court against the suspension of its licence by Pemra and the channel is back on air. After the court’s directives, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a notification on Wednesday, withdrawing its earlier order that had suspended the channel […]

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Channel owner, anchor, producer appear in court

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LAHORE: A five-member Lahore High Court bench on Tuesday directed anchorperson Mubasher Lucman and ARY programme Khara Sach producer Rao Qaisar to appear in the court in person on October 24 and submit their written replies. A larger bench, headed by Justice Syed Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, and comprising Justice Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Justice […]

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CPJ calls on Pakistani government to restore ARY News

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Office of the Prime Minister Islamabad, Pakistan Via facsimile: +92-51-2852663 Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists is writing to express its deep concern over the recent decision by Pakistan’s broadcast regulator to suspend the privately owned ARY News, which is watched by millions in the country. We urge your government […]

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Journalist unions to protest against suspension of ARY News

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ISLAMABAD: Journalist Unions of Pakistan have decided to protest against Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) decision of suspension of ARY News channel license, ARY News reported. Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Rana Azeem announced to stage country wide protests against the ‘unjust’ decision. Islamabad Union of Journalists President Shakeel Ahmed said that […]

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Pakistan bans TV channel amid increased attempts to control freedom of expression

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There have been protests in Pakistan against attacks on media workers.© Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)There have been protests in Pakistan against attacks on media workers.© Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ)© Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) “ARY TV must be immediately allowed back on air. There is simply no justification for the […]

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Besides suspension ARY News fined Rs 10 mn

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed the cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News, while it has also asked the channel to pay a fine of Rs 10 million, ARY News reported. According to details, PEMRA asked cable operators to suspend the transmissions of ARY News for a period of […]

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Condemnations pour in over PEMRA’s move to subdue voice of truth

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Journalist fraternity and members of different political parties have strongly condemned PEMRA’s decision of suspending the license of ARY News upon government’s consent, ARY News reported. Members of the journalist fraternity and different political parties strongly condemned the decision of subduing the voice of truth. They were of the view that PEMRA cannot suspend […]

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PEMRA decides to suspend license of ARY News

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in an unlawful move on Monday decided to suspend the license of ARY News for 15 days, ARY News reported. According to details, PEMRA authority held a meeting on Monday with an intention to teach a lesson to ARY News, for bringing facts before the people. The meeting […]

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SC restores Rathore as acting Pemra chief

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court restored on Monday Pervez Rathore as acting chairman and Kamaluddin Tipu as member of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The court overturned the July 15 order of the Islamabad High Court which had suspended the June 24 notification about appointment of the two officials on petitions filed by Pemra […]

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IHC seeks original record of Pemra’s functioning

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday directed the acting Chairman Pemra Pervez Rathore to produce before it the original record pertaining to the functioning of the authority’s day-to-day affairs with the court’s ‘status quo’ orders in place. Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi passed these orders while hearing a contempt of court application of two […]

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Pemra private members file contempt plea in IHC

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By: Faisal Kamal Pasha ISLAMABAD: Two private members of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Israr Ahmed Abbasi and Fareeha Iftikhar have filed a contempt of court application in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) contending that acting chairman Pemra Pervez Rathore has been still functioning despite orders of the IHC dated June 09. Justice […]

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IHC orders maintaining of status quo in Pemra till 17th

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ISLAMABAD: Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday ordered for maintaining till June 17 status quo in the affairs of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Justice Qureshi decided to hold joint hearing of all petitions filed in the IHC on the Pemra issue on the said date when […]

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Protest against Geo closure continues

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LAHORE: Demonstrations against the suspension of the Geo News by the Pervez Rathore-led Pemra continued in which a large number of people from different segments of the society including civil society, religious and political parties and representatives of labour unions and journalists participated. The protesters said the government backed-Pemra had punished the Geo News unheard […]

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