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SC reinstates ban on airing of Indian content on TV channels

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday reinstated a ban on the transmission of Indian content on local television channels, setting aside an earlier verdict by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing a case filed by the United Producers Association pertaining to the broadcast of foreign content […]

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Terrified of television

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IF you want to experience an avalanche of unpleasant visual phenomena, all you need to do is turn on the television. As I write this, three-quarters of the screen is devoted to a speech being given by the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly. Every now and then the camera pans across the […]

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Azhar, the man who knew TV, dies

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ISLAMABAD: Aslam Azhar, a distinguished broadcaster and media personality, died in Islamabad on Tuesday. He was 83 years old. His days in the world of the small screen are dubbed the golden years of television in Pakistan. Aslam Azhar was one of the founding fathers of Pakistani TV, the title not merely an empty slogan. […]

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Nation marks 139th birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam

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ISLAMABAD: The 139th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was celebrated throughout the country on Friday with full national spirit and enthusiasm. The day dawned with special prayers in mosques for the Quaid and prosperity and development of Pakistan. It was a public holiday and national flag was hoisted at […]

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Medialogic case: Govt plans transparent TV ratings system

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Secretary Muhammad Azam has said that the government is introducing a new transparent system of television ratings. “It will be mechanical and free from human interference.” According to Express News, during a meeting at the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) headquarters, members of the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting raised […]

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PEMRA, govt to submit replies: LHC seeks update on Altaf’s TV speeches ban

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday sought replies from the federal government and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) about the implementation of ban put on the live broadcast of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain’s speeches. A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Anwarul Haq, heard several petitions seeking implementation of the ban […]

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Kanju’s involvement in murder case: Complainant’s version before media sought

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LAHORE: The Punjab Prosecution Department has sought an anti-terrorism court’s permission to cross-examine the complainant of Zain murder case in the presence of media persons along with record of his frequent statements to different television channels accusing former state minister’s son Mustafa Kanju of killing his nephew. The complainant, however, retracted his statement on the […]

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The future of television is online

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KARACHI: When a friend wanted to watch the popular drama serial Humsafar in Canada, she did not have to wait for relatives to bring her DVDs of the show. Instead, she logged on to the internet and binge-watched all 23 episodes within a few days. With Pakistani viewers sick and tired of unannounced loadshedding and […]

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Nijaat from saas-bahu formula in TV dramas

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KARACHI: Asghar Nadeem Syed merits applause for lending words to drama serials memorable for profound social commentary. Where his play Chand Grahan eclipsed all others in how it depicted the prevailing feudal culture in Pakistan, Nijaat freed viewers from the shackles of verbalising issues, such as family planning, in the 1990s. The playwright recently signed […]

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TV show Burka Avenger is back

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The Int’l Emmy nominated and multi-award winning TV show Burka Avenger is back with Season 3 of the series. Burka Avenger Season 3 will air daily from June 22 at 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Nickelodeon Pakistan. Burka Avenger is an action-comedy animated TV series that follows the adventures of Burka Avenger and three […]

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PEMRA relaxes licensing regime for mobile TV

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in a bid to promote latest trends and technologies for growth of private electronic media in Pakistan has approved relaxation of licensing regime for Mobile TV. The Authority in a press release said that opening up of private electronic media for new technologies would result in socioeconomic […]

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MEDIA COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED UNDER PAP/NAP MEETS

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KARACHI: The first meeting of media Committee constituted under Provincial Action Plan / National Action Plan to eliminate terrorism met here under the chairmanship of Secretary to Government of Sindh Information Department Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shalwani the meeting who attended by Director General PID Ashique Hussain Shaikh, Sayed Sikandar Ali of PIMRA, Ayaz Alam of […]

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Increase in TV licence fee

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THE federal government has increased TV licence fee quietly. Most of the people are unaware of it because this fee is included in our electricity bills. Doing this without informing the people is unfair and unacceptable. This is strange as it is related to the ministry of information. Is there any justification for an increase […]

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Stage actor wants family theatre revived

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LAHORE: Senior film, TV and stage artiste Masood Akhtar has submitted a proposal to the Lahore Arts Council (LAC) for the revival of family theatre at Alharma devoid of dances and vulgar dialogues. “I offer my services free of cost to train the young talent for a theatre which can be enjoyed by families as […]

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