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SC restrains media from airing public comments in sub judice matters

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday issued a verdict wherein the media has been restrained from airing public comments regarding sub judice matters. “The oft-used term ‘media trial’ is a real phenomenon and cannot be allowed where the fate of sub judice matters is being decided on public forums as not only the […]

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Media stopped corrupt from devouring country: SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday observed that reports on corruption continue to come due to the media and had there been no media, the corrupt elements would have sold out and devoured the country. A two-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, was hearing Intelligence Bureau (IB) Secret […]

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Pakistan: Court seeks to impose restrictions on live TV coverage, Journalists oppose curbs on media

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan on August 23, 2013 directed The government to submit a comprehensive report of making the procedure of controlling the live transmissions of television channels. Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had taken suo moto notice of the case regarding Islamabad firing incident of August 15 where a person opened […]

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Supreme Court seeks report on way to control live transmission of channels

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Sohail Khan ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday directed Secretary Information Technology to submit before it on the next date of hearing, comprehensive report pertaining to the procedure of controlling the live transmissions of television channels. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Jawwad […]

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Supreme Court seeks to regulate TV channels

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NASIR IQBAL ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan wants formulation of a mechanism by the Ministry of Information Technology (IT) to empower a regulator to shut off disparaging or objectionable broadcast by the electronic media to protect society from polarisation. “The IT ministry will look into the possibility of finding out such a mechanism so […]

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PEMRA failed to bar news channels for Islamabad Shootout live coverage

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has expressed its anger over slackness from the governmental officials to submit their stance in the court. Hearing a suo-moto notice against Islamabad Shootout, a drama held last week in the capital city, Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry holds PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) responsible to bar […]

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