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A rejoinder to Pemra rebuttal

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ISLAMABAD: The press release issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday misrepresents the position of Cross Current Pvt Ltd (CCPL) in its CMA in the Supreme Court against the ongoing DTH process. The press release states that CCPL filed CMA challenging acting chairman’s legal status whereas the CCPL CMA was against the […]

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SC issues notice to federation, other parties

Pakistan Press Foundation

Islamabad – Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan, on Thursday, issued notice to the federation and other parties involved in YouTube ban case. A petition was moved by the chief of Watan Party, Barrister Zafarullah Khan, which stated that YouTube is a source of knowledge and information for people and should not be banned. YouTube is […]

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Operators allowed selling three data SIMs per CNIC

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD – The telecommunication service providers were allowed yesterday selling three data SIMs besides five voice mobile electronic cards. Telecom service provider, Zong, had challenged the Supreme Court’s May 2012 order that allowed only five SIMs against one Computerised National Identity Card. Former chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry hearings a case, pertaining to Balochistan law […]

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Media Commission Case: SC givesl ast warning to submit reply

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has given last warning to seven parties, including Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan and Hamid Mir, to submit reply about any objections on commission recommendations in Media Commission case. The court also cleared that neither further delay would be tolerated in the case nor its hearing will be adjourned. A three-member bench […]

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SC rejects apologies of ARY CEO, anchorperson

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Rejecting written apologies of Salman Iqbal, the chief executive of a private television network, and anchorperson Mubashir Lucman, the Supreme Court ordered the attorney general on Thursday to make arrangements for screening “scandalous and defamatory programmes” aired by the channel against the judiciary. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal, had taken up […]

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SC takes exception to media coverage of forest land case

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faez Isa observed on Monday that the media was much active with regard to the applications for postponement of Bahria Town related cases and this situation was putting the credibility of the media at stake. He observed that no sooner was the application for the postponement submitted in the office […]

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Pemra imparts training to employees on code of conduct

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in a crash course arranged at its headquarters has imparted training to its officers on the enforcement and monitoring staff on the newly issued code of conduct for electronic media 2015. The training is aimed at ensuring effective implementation of the code of ethics, said a press release […]

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Pemra issues guidelines for TV channels

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Thursday formally issued Code of Conduct 2015 for amendments in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Rules, 2009, under which the electronic media has been directed to ensure that no hate speech is aired in any of its programmes. The notification has been issued […]

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SC orders TV channels to stick to code of conduct

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court decreed on Wednesday that a code of conduct for the electronic media, which was agreed upon on June 18, 2015, shall be considered to be in force until it has been notified by the concerned authorities. The order came against the backdrop of a controversial talk show, aired by a private […]

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Govt, PBA reach consensus on e-media code of conduct

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The government and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) have reached consensus on all points for a code of conduct for the electronic media and soon a summary will be sent to the prime minister for approval. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui said this while taking to APP here.Siddiqui […]

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SC committee for minority rights yet to make a difference

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KARACHI: Strategies to ensure the compliance of the Supreme Court (SC) judgment of June 19, 2014 about minority rights were discussed a year after the judgment by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) and other organisations on Tuesday evening. The consultation aimed to review the pace of the implementation of the directives […]

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Ministry denies Online news agency’s report on SC remarks

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights on Wednesday took serious notice of a news report published in various sections of the press referring to the Supreme Court stating “Trials by military courts in democracy is dictatorship” terming it totally baseless and contrary to the proceedings of the apex court. In a statement […]

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Call to implement SC verdict on minorities’ rights

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LARKANA: Speakers at a consultative programme have urged the government to implement last year’s landmark judgement of the Supreme Court that outlines a strategy on how to protect the non-Muslims communities’ rights. The programme was organised by the Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) in collaboration with the Rights of Expression, Assembly, Association and Thought (REAT) […]

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Consensus on media code of conduct

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The second round of discussions between the government committee set up to devise a code of conduct on the directions of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association was held here on Friday under the chair of Advisor to PM Irfan Siddiqui at his office. Special Advisor to PM Barrister Zafarullah […]

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