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SC rejects reports of ISI, ECP, Pemra on sit-in

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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the reports of Inter-Services Intelligence, Election Commission of Pakistan and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority regarding the last year’s Faizabad sit-in by Tehreek-Labaik Ya Rassul Allah.The top court directed them to file fresh reports after removing discrepancies highlighted by the court. Discontented with the cold response by […]

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Limits for govt officials’ media interaction

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LAHORE – Did the Lahore NAB director general Shahzad Saleem transgress his limits by recently giving interviews to some TV channels? The NAB official’s media interaction raised a question as to who is competent to talk to the press in certain situations. An official of the Regulations Department on anonymity says that the DG or […]

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HEC chief to go live on web-based TV channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri will go live on the commission’s web-based television channel, Higher Education EduTV, once in a month from Oct 18. According to a statement, the basic objective of the EduTV is to address the critical need for improving communication with the stakeholders and creating awareness about […]

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Firing at news channel office

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LAHORE: Two motorcyclists opened fire at the office of a private news channel on Jail Road on Sunday evening. No one was hurt in the incident and three empty shells were recovered from outside the office of City 42. The channel aired a report about the incident alleging that police officials sitting in a van […]

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Pemra makes ARY pay fine, apologise once again

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ISLAMABAD: ARY News has paid Rs100,000 fine imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for use of derogatory words and non-installation of time delaying mechanism. It is worth mentioning that Pemra imposed the fine on the TV channel for use of derogatory language in its three programmes . The Pemra Council of Complaints had […]

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Woman among 3 nabbed after 4-hour shootout

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GUJRANWALA: The police arrested three suspects including a woman after four-hour-long shootout in Khiali area Sunday evening. Three persons including the cameraman of a private TV channel got bullet injuries in the shootout. According to police, acting of a tip-off, the police carried out a raid on a house in Faisal Colony of Khiali area. […]

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‘San Bernardino’ echoes in Supreme Court in Lal Masjid case proceedings

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ISLAMABAD: Umme Hasaan, the head of Lal Masjid’s Jamia Hafsa girl seminary, hotly denied to the Supreme Court on Thursday that she ever had any association with the Pakistan-origin Tashfeen Malik linked to the recent terrorist shooting in San Bernardino, much less have her as a student. She appeared even more combative when she declared […]

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Bahria Town all set to enter media

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KARACHI: Bahria Town is planning to make a grand entry into the world of Pakistani media by launching four channels in the near future. As per details, the channels to be launched include News, Entertainment, Sports and Property, The Express Tribune has learnt. Industry experts are terming the entry of Bahria Town into the media […]

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UK to be asked for access to ‘facts’ cited in BBC report

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will formally write to the United Kingdom and seek ‘access to facts’ revealed in a BBC report accusing the MQM of receiving funds from India, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday. Talking to reporters after meeting British High Com­missioner Philip Barton, he said, “On the advice of the high commissioner, […]

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Pemra imposes fine on Geo Channel to challenge decision

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs200,000 on Geo TV channel for ‘intruding’ into privacy of individual and later telecasting the private footages on TV channel in violation of Pemra Code of Conduct. The fine has been imposed on recommendations of the Pemra Council of Complaints, Punjab, says a […]

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Licences of 425 cable TV, one TV channel cancelled

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Friday cancelled 425 cable TV licences and a TV channel’s license. In its 101st meeting held here, the authority approved the cancellation of 425 cable TV licenses. Most of these cable licenses were inoperative and dormant while some of them had been cancelled for being defaulters. […]

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Boycott of Geo useless act, Hassan Nisar tells Imran

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KARACHI: Senior analyst Hassan Nisar has said Imran Khan’s decision to boycott Geo TV was a useless act as he could not damage the channel, which is getting back to its original position gradually. He said Geo was and is No 1 channel of the country. He said Jang was and is No 1 newspaper […]

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Media freedom revisited

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The mushroom growth of the electronic media, since the advent of granting operating licences to private TV channels more than a decade ago, has offered the viewers a wide spectrum of news coverage, but also added to their woes by – at times – presenting uncorroborated news as fact. The electronic media is an extremely […]

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TV channel works for improving farmers’ living standards

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FAISALABAD: Unlike many of his peers in the media industry, Aneesur Rehman dreamt of launching a television channel for a cause – highlight the plight of the neglected agriculture sector and create awareness among farmers to improve their standards of living. With that mission in mind, Rehman four years ago started Sohni Dharti, the first […]

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