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Details of licence holders to be uploaded on webstie, Pemra counsel tells SC

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority told the Supreme Court Tuesday that it will upload on its official website the complete details of media licensees within a week in pursuance of court’s directives. Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA) Chairman Mir Ibrahim appeared before a two-member bench of Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Azmat Saeed Sheikh. During […]

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SC asks Pemra to put names of media owners, officers on website

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ensure putting names of media owners, directors, chief executive officers and shareholders on its website. A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Jawwad S Khawaja and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed resumed hearing on implementation of media commission recommendations as […]

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Media commission case: ‘Judiciary, army cannot be criticised despite freedom of expression’

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court observed on Thursday that million of rupees are beings spent on the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) but their details are not being furnished in the court. A 2-member bench of the apex court presided over by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja took up the media commission case for hearing. During […]

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SC wants TV channels to reveal names of owners

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ISLAMABAD: Against the backdrop of the Axact degree awarding fiasco, the Supreme Court came up on Wednesday with a suggestion calling upon private television channels to follow the practice of revealing the names of their owners as was done by the print media which published the names of editors and publishers. “There should be a […]

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Hate material in books has impacted entire generations

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LAHORE: Panelists discussed on Tuesday the impact of hate material in textbooks on society at a conference by the National Commission for Justice and Peace on “Uprooting Religious Intolerance through Formal Education in Pakistan”. They discussed a Supreme Court judgement of 2014 which is the very first reinterpretation of Article 20, which calls for religious […]

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Newspaper ad about culpability of terrorists’ relatives raises eyebrows

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PESHAWAR: An advertisement titled public notice and stating that close relatives of missing terrorists would be liable to prosecution, including death sentence and confiscation of properties if they failed to report their disappearance, has raised many eyebrows as legal experts believe that no such provision is available in any law available in the country. The […]

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The fourth pillar: Speakers discuss ways to make media stronger

KARACHI: At a consultative meeting on ‘Citizens’ Role in Strengthening Democratic Media’, Society for Alternative Media and Research executive director Mazhar Arif asked what citizens should do if media ignores their rights. According to him, a lot of this depends on the people’s trust on the information they receive. The meeting was held on Wednesday […]

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Cybercrime Bill: Misconceptions and realities

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At present the only law dealing with the cyber crimes or computer related crimes in Pakistan is Electronic Transactions Ordinance 2002. However, the offences defined under this Ordinance are of very limited scope covering privacy of information and damage to information systems only. Whereas everyone agrees that there is a dire need of a law […]

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SC directs government to upload laws, amendments

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday sought an undertaking from the federal secretary law for giving a deadline to ensure uploading of all constitutional amendments, acts, ordinances, rules, regulations, bylaws and other statutory instruments on websites with translation in national and local languages. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, heard the […]

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Three rerolling mills asked to shut operations

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ISLAMABAD: The environmental protection watchdog has swung into action against polluting rerolling mills in the industrial district of the federal capital. Three rerolling mills in the I-9 Sector have been ordered to shut their operations after emissions were found hazardous to the environment. According to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, the shut down orders […]

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SC says apology not unconditional, indicts channel’s CEO, anchor

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday indicted a notorious channel’s Chief Executive Salman Iqbal and anchor Mubashir Lucman in a contempt of court case for maligning the judiciary during a programme without any proof. A three-member special bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and comprising Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and […]

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Channel owner ridicules Imran for ending Dharna

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ISLAMABAD: The owner of a TV channel which had been portraying itself as the biggest supporter of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) could not conceal his real agenda by ridiculing PTI chief Imran Khan for his decision to end the sit-in at D-Chowk Islamabad. The owner who is notorious for defaming others by using the name of […]

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Malign, slander but apologise if court seeks proof

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ISLAMABAD: The same anchorperson and the same TV channel owner once again put themselves at the court’s mercy when they were asked to present proof. On November 28, they had sought the court’s pardon when the Lahore High Court grilled them for contempt of court as they had been maligning the honourable judges and the […]

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SC suspends conviction of Geo TV owner by GB court

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court suspended on Wednesday a Nov 25 verdict of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) No. 1, convicting media tycoon and Geo TV owner Mir Shakeelur Rahman and sentencing him to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and Rs300,000 in fines. A three-judge Supreme Court, bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, also asked Attorney […]

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