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IN MEMORIAM: THE ONE WHO DID NOT ASK

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Folding up her pitari of stories and conversation, Altaf Fatima has taken her leave from the stage, in the same quiet, unobtrusive and dignified manner in which she lived. No loud lamentations, only a sense of irrevocable loss and sorrow for the fine writer and respectable figure she was. Hers was a life of penmanship, […]

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Media first line of defence in hybrid war: DG ISPR

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Islamabad – Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that Pakistan’s media is first line of defence in hybrid warfare. Speaking at PTV, he urged media to show responsibility and observe national values. He said all institutions worked together to defeat terrorism and achieved success. Earlier on November 19, […]

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PTV is finally reviving its iconic long plays

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Pakistan Television’s long plays, known for their unconventional storylines on relevant sociocultural issues, remains to the channel’s hallmark productions to this day. PTV has decided to revive the tradition of its golden era and has commenced shooting 90-minute long plays. Considerable hustle-bustle of stars and celebrities was seen in the corridors of the Lahore centre. […]

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Pre-arrest bail plea of TV anchor rejected

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ISLAMABAD: A special judge on Thursday rejected the pre-arrest bail plea of television anchor Dr Shahid Masood in a corruption case. Dr Masood appeared be­fore the special judge, Kamran Basharat Mufti, during the hearing of his application seeking the pre-arrest bail in the corruption case filed against him. The anchor is a former managing director […]

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Memories hold on – PTV

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People used to wait for the clock to strike 8:00 at night. The khabarnama (News Bulletin) at night was a follow-up delight. Men would come from offices and their businesses in time to enjoy the nashriyats (transmissions) of the Pakistan Television. It was not unusual for the neighbours to gather at a house that had […]

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‘279 PTV pensioners await payment’

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage on Thursday was given an update on pending payments of pensions to retired employees of Pakistan Television (PTV). It was told that from a total of 3,108 pensioners, payments of 279 were pending while the rest had been paid. An amount of Rs1.330 […]

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Arshad Khan appointed as PTV Chairman

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ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved appointment of Arshad Khan as chairman of the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV). Briefing the media after the federal cabinet meeting, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said that the ministers also decided to make right to information law more strong. The News International

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Court rejects Dr Shahid’s bail plea

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ISLAMABAD – A local court Friday turned down bail petition of anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood in a case related to his alleged role in financial irregularities in the state-owned channel PTV. Special judge Central Irum Niazi rejected his bail plea directing the police to produce him before the court by arresting the accused on next hearing of […]

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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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