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Gardezi given additional charge of MD state-run TV

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accorded approval for handing over additional charge of Managing Director (MD) of state run TV to Information Secretary Syed Imran Gardezi. The PM has appointed Syed Imran Gardezi as MD in place of former MD Abdul Malik who retired from service on February 28, 2016 on completion of his […]

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PTV drama producer, poet Muhammad Azeem dies

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Well known PTV drama / documentary producer, poet, columnist and left leaning writer Muhammad Azeem died of heart failure at the age of 70 years here on Monday. He left behind a widow, two sons and two daughters. His Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at Masjid-e-Safari Villas, Baharia Town at 10 am today. Muhammad Azeem did […]

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PTV rejects opposition’s charge of partisanship

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ISLAMABAD: State-run Pakistan Television on Monday denied that it favours government MPs in its coverage of parliament and that it breached the privilege of the Senate by broadcasting live the speech Defence Minister Khawaja Asif made in the upper house on December 31. “On December 31, the question hour was going on and PTV was […]

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PSL media rights: LHC seeks more arguments

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Tuesday sought more arguments on the maintainability of a writ petition challenging media rights of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2016-18 given to two channels-PTV Sports and Ten Sports. Justice Ayesha A Malik heard the arguments and adjourned further hearing till January 4, 2016. A citizen had filed the petition through […]

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Ataul Haq Qasmi made PTV chairman

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LAHORE: The federal government has appointed writer, poet and columnist Ataul Haq Qasmi the chairman of the PTV. A notification in this regard will be issued today. Qasmi has already served as ambassador to Norway and Thailand. He has been working for the PTV for 35 years as a playwright. His classical dramas include Khawaja […]

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PTV national to broadcast live proceeding of Parliament: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD – Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Thursday informed the National Assembly that PTV National would broadcast live proceedings of the Parliament. The minister said that, PTV National had been assigned to broadcast live proceeding of the budget session keeping in view the desire of members of National Assembly […]

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PTV producer Farkhanda Shamim awarded gold medal

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Idara-e-Faroogh-e-Taleem has awarded gold medal to PTV producer documentaries and reporter, Farkhanda Shamim on account of her excellent news reports and documentaries on Pakistan Movement from 1930 to 1947. The 13th award giving ceremony of the Idara-e-Faroogh-e-Taleem was held at Government College for Women Gulberg for those who had played significant role for the promotion […]

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PTV: World Cup

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FINALLY the World Cup cricket is over with Australia winning it for the fifth time altogether. Different TV sports channels made special arrangements to telecast the grand event. Our local TV channel — PTV Sports — also tried its best and went an extra mile in making the mega event more attractive for its viewers. […]

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Government to buy equipment to monitor talk shows

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ISLAMABAD: The government will buy Rs30.4 million equipment to monitor the talk shows of private TV channels. Sizable amount will be set aside in the development budget for the coming year for setting up broadcast centres at the Control Line, Working Boundary and frontiers close to Iran, China and Afghanistan to extend transmission of the […]

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NA committee for programmes on war on terror

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ISLAMABAD: Legislators in the Lower House of Parliament on Friday directed the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage to work for creativity programmes on PTV and attacked organisations for changing the people’s mindset on war on terror. Pakistan is at war and we have to win it, said Marvi Memon, while chairing the NA […]

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No PTV employee being laid off: MD

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ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist and Managing Director (MD) of state-run television Muhammad Malick said that the doors of government-run television had been first time opened for all parties including Opposition. He was addressing the general body of the two unions led by Pervez Bhatti and Liaquat Tarar on Wednesday. The MD said that the state-run TV […]

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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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Power to the media

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This week at a seminar in Hyderabad, I was asked an interesting question. “Do you think if the police and media become honest, our country will become a better place?” I was stumped for an answer. Another question asked whether the media should be more active in causes and whether they are playing an active […]

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4 journalists and 5 support staff shot dead, 38 injured and 06 others received death

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The Asian Human Rights Commission has received shocking reports of journalists having to face the worst ordeals possible, during the course of the year 2014. Four journalists and five of their supporting staff have been killed by “un-known” persons and more than 38 journalists were attacked and injured by the police and mostly by those […]

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