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Faiz Ghar promises lively events

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LAHORE: Faiz Ghar has much to offer to literature and culture buffs from January onwards. The upcoming events include launch of a 14-track CD of leading singers of the country, an audio book on Faiz’s Urdu translation of Allama Iqbal’s Persian poetry, a fundraiser with Ali Zafar, Faiz Mela and a research project on minorities […]

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PTV stopped from making recoveries from former MD

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday set aside the single bench orders in which it allowed the Pakistan Television to recover three per cent commission its former managing director (MD) Yousaf Baig Mirza used to receive on its overall revenue. The commission was in addition to his monthly salary he used to draw […]

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Opposition gets time on PTV

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ISLAMABAD: Thanks to the rage of ANP’s Zahid Khan the opposition on Wednesday won the right that PTV would telecast its reply to a minister’s speech live – but only momentarily. The opposition’s forceful protest over the “discriminatory policy” of PTV to telecast live only the ministers’ speeches forced Senate Chairman Nayyar Hussain Bokhari to […]

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Seeing the plate half full

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KARACHI: Those of us who have had the pleasure of watching writer Anwar Maqsood’s tele-drama ‘Half Plate’ on PTV in the 1990s would agree that it’s one of those high-quality pieces of writing where literary humour blends with bitter reality like a dream to create a work of art that’s not a tragicomedy but something […]

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Irregular appointments: IHC issues notice to PTV administration

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday issued a pre-admission notice to Pakistan Television Network (PTV)’s acting managing director (MD) in response to a petition challenging appointments in the PTV sports channel. The petitioners – Shahid Mehmood and others, working in PTV sports channel as senior producers – filed a petition through their counsel […]

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Experts discuss pros and cons of media’s role in society

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LAHORE: The participants of a ‘Roundtable Consultations on Supreme Court Media Commission Report’ critically reviewed nine major issues of mass media in Pakistani society in frame of SC terms of references (ToRs), with their written endorsement, rejection or modifications during careful review of the recommendations given in the report to deal with the issues. The […]

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Musical chairs : What a mess has been created!

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It is most unfortunate to witness a cobweb of conspiracies surrounding one of the most well established state institutions. But what is even more frustrating is the fact that those who orchestrated this game are happily reaping the fruit of their schemes, after making flagrant use of the judiciary to their advantage and blatantly bending […]

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PTV accused of steering clear of bidding process

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Monday lambasted the management of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) for its failure to purchase the broadcasting rights of two upcoming cricket series against South Africa and Sri Lanka and rejected PTV’s argument for not bidding in the process. The Senate committee has also summoned former […]

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PTV Sports: a complaint

IT is undesirable that ever since PTV Sports came on the air, leading private sports channels like ESPN and Star Sports are blocked every now and then to increase PTV Sports viewership where you have to watch too many advertisements even during the overs in cricket matches at times. Even worse, we are unable to […]

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200 appointments in PTV declared illegal

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has declared illegal around 200 appointments made in Pakistan Television (PTV) during the tenure of former PTV managing director Yousuf Baig Mirza. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui struck down these appointments in his detailed judgment whereas on April 12 through a short order he had declared Mr Mirza’s appointment against […]

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Courts find appointments illegal: Chiefs of PTV, SECP, USC get the axe

ISLAMABAD: The superior judiciary has ordered the sacking of three executives in the Securities and Exchange Commission, Pakistan Television and the Utility Stores Corporation after declaring the appointments illegal. And curiously enough, a former chief of PTV saw his own appointment held unlawful after the court acted on his petition against his successor and incumbent. […]

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Controversial appointment: PTV boss asked to appear in court in person

By Obaid Abbasi ISLAMABAD: A capital court on Tuesday summoned the head of the state-run television channel, Pakistan Television (PTV), after the network’s counsel failed to convince the court that the official was appointed on merit. During the proceedings, PTV’s counsel Shahid Mehmood Khokhar submitted the notification of PTV Managing Director (MD) Yousaf Baig Mirza’s […]

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Desperate Hazaras want army rule in Quetta

By: Saleem Shahid QUETTA: Hundreds of people belonging to the Hazara Shia community staged a sit-in on Alamdar Road on Friday and refused to bury the dead till the army takes control of Quetta. The death toll from Thursday’s three blasts rose to 104 after nine more people died of their. The Human Rights Commission […]

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Former anchor reaches National Assembly body against PTV chief

By: Jamal Shahid ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Human Rights on Tuesday set aside its 11-point routine agenda to discuss a legal dispute between a TV anchor and the managing director of PTV over their matrimonial status. At the heart of the dispute is a minor boy which Ayesha Sana claims to be […]

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