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Pemra issues notice to TV channel for airing ‘false’ reports against ministers

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued a notice to a TV channel on Saturday for airing news reports deemed to be against Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar and the Minister of State for Interior, Shaharyar Afridi. The regulator directed the TV channel to air rebuttals or furnish evidence in support of its […]

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PTI govt to consider demands of architects, says minister

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PESHAWAR: Minister for Communication and Works Akbar Ayub Khan said Friday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would consider the demands of architects. He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of a three-day seminar titled ‘Regional Challenges and Exploring Sustainable Solutions’ The Institute of architects Pakistan Peshawar chapter had organised the moot. Akbar Ayub and Senator […]

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PTI govt to ensure independence of media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that the PTI government would ensure the independence of the media as there is no plan under consideration to impose any sanction on this sector. He said this while explaining the ruling government’s information policy during a panel interview to The Nation and Nawa-i-Waqt here Friday. […]

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PTI regrets media hype on divorce

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) yesterday expressed regret at the manner in which media is giving malicious, conjecturing and rumours about the breakup of Chairman Imran Khan’s marriage with Reham Khan. Spokesperson to Chairman PTI Dr Shireen Mazari in a statement categorically rejected all stories of vast monetary settlements made to Reham Khan and said […]

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You should feel ashamed of talking about personal lives, Imran reminds journalist of his limits

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan snubbed a journalist here on Tuesday when he asked him a question about his decision to divorce his wife Reham Khan. “There should be some norms. You should know your limits and feel ashamed for asking such a personal question,” an angry Imran told the reporter. On the […]

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Bowing out: Reham will not contest elections: Imran Khan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan announced on Tuesday that his wife Reham Khan will neither contest elections on a party ticket nor will attend any party gatherings. The announcement was made in what appeared to be the result of criticism, both internal and external, after poor performance by the party in the NA-19 […]

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Imran-Sethi duel on social media heats up

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ISLAMABAD – The tug of war between PTI Chief Imran Khan and journalist-turned PCB Chairman Najam Sethi has once again intensified but this time the battle field is social media. After locking horns with the PTI chief, the journalist-turned cricket manager finally presented himself as a substitute to one of the major political parties of […]

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PTI-PAT sit-ins: Govt ploughed Rs450m into media blitz

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ISLAMABAD: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government spent an estimated Rs450 million from national exchequer on the advertisement in an effort to run its media campaign to counter months-long sit-ins staged by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) last year. The ‘popular idea’ was floated by the PML-N media managers […]

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‘No law allows blocking of websites’

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ISLAMABAD: There is currently no law that allows the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to ban websites, even pornographic ones, and the actions of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for the Evaluation of Websites (IMCEW) are completely unconstitutional, a lawyer who has been fighting a legal battle for the restoration of popular video-sharing website YouTube, said on Tuesday. […]

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‘Anwar Maqsood ka dharna’ staged

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KARACHI: There is, and will always be, one hero in writer Anwar Maqsood’s stage offerings: his script. When you go to watch his plays, you are not looking for top-notch acting performances or awe-inspiring sets and lighting gimmickries. You are there with a preset mind that the witty exchange of dialogues and stinging one-liners will […]

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Imran weds TV journalist Reham

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ISLAMABAD: It’s official now. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chair­man Imran Khan wed TV journalist Reham Khan on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation about whether the 62-year-old cricketer-turned-politician was getting married for a second time. Imran Khan tied the knot with Reham Khan at a simple ceremony at his Banni Gala residence. Mufti Saeed performed the Nikah in […]

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Media in the crosshairs

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Media in the crosshairsThe media remained the target of attack through 2014, caught in the crosshairs of guns wielded by militants, political and criminal elements and even professional rivals throughout 2014. The country was declared the world’s most dangerous place for journalists by the International Federation of Journalists, ahead of war-torn Syria. Fourteen journalists were […]

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The rivalries must go one – Pakistan media bitterly divided

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2014 has been one of the most difficult years for the Pakistani media. Due to the alarming, yet familiar, threats from militant groups, law enforcement agencies, and political parties, the Pakistani media remained bitterly divided. The annual press freedom report released here by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) said that 2014 saw media professionals paying a […]

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Channel owner ridicules Imran for ending Dharna

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ISLAMABAD: The owner of a TV channel which had been portraying itself as the biggest supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) could not conceal his real agenda by ridiculing PTI chief Imran Khan for his decision to end the sit-in at D-Chowk Islamabad. The owner who is notorious for defaming others by using the name of […]

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