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PFUJ vows to protect freedom of press

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (Afzal Butt group) on Saturday described Nov 3, 2007 as the darkest day in the country’s history and said on that day former military ruler retired Gen Pervez Musharraf had imposed a state of emergency in violation of the Constitution. In a statement, PFUJ president Afzal Butt and […]

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‘279 PTV pensioners await payment’

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage on Thursday was given an update on pending payments of pensions to retired employees of Pakistan Television (PTV). It was told that from a total of 3,108 pensioners, payments of 279 were pending while the rest had been paid. An amount of Rs1.330 […]

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Pemra chief empowered to take TV channels off air

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ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has assumed powers to stop any channel from broadcasting for a limited period of time. The Pemra board granted these powers to Chairman Absar Alam after they were told that the regulator had failed to implement its code of conduct over ‘re-enactment programmes’ due […]

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Sound and fury, signifying nothing

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It’s always the same old story. Day after day, Pakistan’s newspapers and TV channels provide unending coverage of, and commentary on, issues that are notable only for the disturbing regularity with which they continue to re-emerge. For example, with some notable and welcome exceptions, and in the context of an understandable and more general desire […]

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Domain of YouTube opened to erase objectionable material, SC told

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it has launched domain of YouTube in Pakistan and after getting access to it, it will be able to erase objectionable material uploaded on it. A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Justice Ijaz Afzal Khan and Justice Qazi Faiz Isa […]

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TV channels asked to be cautious on Saudi-Iran row

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed news channels to be careful while discussing developments in the Middle East, with particular reference to the prevailing tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. In a directive issued to all licensed news channels on Wednesday, Pemra directed the media to be careful when airing discussions […]

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Pemra sends notices to two channels

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ISLAMABAD: The electronic media regulator has initiated action against five news channels and has issued two show-cause notices to two leading channels, in an effort to discourage the use of slang and street language on screen. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued on Tuesday notices to the two channels for airing abusive, indecent […]

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QUALITY OF MORNING SHOWS CRITICISED

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The sub-committee of Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Monday observed that not only the government but also owners of media houses are equally responsible for ensuring safety and welfare of media persons in the country. Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan, convenor of the sub-committee while presiding over the meeting said that […]

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AJK court suspends ban on TV channel

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MUZAFFARABAD: A division bench of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) High Court has suspended the regional administration’s orders for the closure of a cable TV channel and admitted for hearing a writ petition on the matter. On Oct 17, the Muzaffarabad district administration had closed three cable TV channels operating from the regional capital. […]

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Rangers accuse MQM of trying to ‘close TV channels’

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KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, accused the Muttahida Qaumi Movement on Monday of trying to shut down TV channels in its bid to restore terror in the city and vowed to foil it. “Pakistan Rangers Sindh is receiving information that the militant wing of MQM is threatening local cable operators in different parts of the city […]

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Pemra bans vulgar advertisement on TV

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ISLAMABAD – Amid scores of public complaints against the telecast of an objectionable and indecent advertisement of contraceptive (Josh Condoms) on Pakistani TV channels, Pemra has asked the TV channels to immediately review advertisement of Josh Contraceptive. It may be mentioned that the same advertisement of the contraceptive was also banned by Pemra in July, […]

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Express channel enhanced its rating fraudulently: Medialogic

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LAHORE: Medialogic Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Salman Danish alleged at a press conference on Tuesday that the Express News channel has launched a slanderous campaign against his company to stop police investigation against some culprits, pressurise the administration and divert the direction of the probe. He said the defamatory campaign against Medialogic, […]

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Pemra issues guidelines for TV channels

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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

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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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