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No TV license issued to Malik Riaz: PEMRA

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (PEMRA) issued a notice to Bahria Town chairman Malik Riaz regarding the advertisement titled “Bahria Town Opens The Doors To Carriers In Media” published in various national newspapers. According to the reports, PEMRA said that no satellite Tv broadcast station license has been issued to the Bahria Town. Moreover, […]

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Terrorists must not be glorified, Pemra tells TV channels

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PEMRA has directed all satellite TV channels not to misuse respectable religious titles and qualifications as prefixes of terrorists. General Manager PEMRA issues these directives to all satellite TV channels in a letter dated May 12. The letter has warned all satellite TV channels that the titles and qualifications such as Maulana, Moulvi, Qari, Mufti, […]

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True stories make for compelling viewing at film festival

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KARACHI: The second day of the Karachi International Film Festival 2013 organised by the Dawn Media Group on Monday was striking for films and documentaries based on real-life events. These world cinema films featured titles from South Korea, Australia, China, Italy and the Netherlands being screened at Cinepax, Ocean Mall. “This is one small step […]

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PEMRA clarifies landing rights story

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ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister’s Office and Pemra spokesmen have contradicted a news story published in The News on Monday headlined “Baboo set to make Rs4m monthly out of Nawaz’s promise to China.” The Prime Minister’s Office spokesman clarified that neither the prime minister nor anyone on his behalf ever contacted any person on the issue […]

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The new Drama Tax, Film, TV Tax

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By: Mehtab Haider ISLAMABAD: The government has proposed taxes on foreign produced films, foreign TV dramas, cable TV operators and satellite TV stations in the budget 2013-14. According to Finance Bill 2013, on foreign produced films the FBR imposed tax at rate of Rs1,000,000, foreign produced TV dramas Rs100,000 on per episode and foreign produced […]

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