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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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Senate body asks govt to implement media’s code in 10 days

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Discussing the status of electronic media’s code of conduct under the chairmanship of Kamil Ali Agha, Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage (IB&NH) on Tuesday asked the Information Ministry to take steps for the code’s implementation within 10 days. Information Secretary Muhammad Azam told the committee that the bill had been sent […]

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The map shown by all; certain people zero in on Geo

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ISLAMABAD: The map of the Jammu and Kashmir region has always been subject to errors – and these errors are mostly, if not always, unintentional, clerical mistakes and not part of a “greater agenda” as some quarters in the media are continuously propagating, said Shahzeb Khanzada in his programme on Geo News on Monday night. […]

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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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CM orders inquiry into manhandling of journalists

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KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday appointed DIG Traffic Dr Ameer Shaikh to investigate the incident in which journalists had been manhandled by police outside the Sindh High Court building on Saturday and submit a report to him in a week. The decision was taken during a meeting the chief minister […]

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TV channel served notice for rules breach

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ISLAMABAD – PEMRA has issued a show cause notice to a private TV channel “News One” for airing a controversial interview of a politician in its live talk show aired on Wednesday last. PEMRA noticed that serious defamatory, abusive and derogatory remarks were aired against persons or institutions and this programme was also found in […]

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ARY refuses to accept IHC proposal for commission

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday postponed for two weeks the hearing of an application filed by private TV channel ARY owner Salman Iqbal against the court orders to appear in person and his arrest warrants, saying the matter would be heard on merit. The arrest warrants had been issued for the ARY […]

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Terrorists must not be glorified, Pemra tells TV channels

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PEMRA has directed all satellite TV channels not to misuse respectable religious titles and qualifications as prefixes of terrorists. General Manager PEMRA issues these directives to all satellite TV channels in a letter dated May 12. The letter has warned all satellite TV channels that the titles and qualifications such as Maulana, Moulvi, Qari, Mufti, […]

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Deceased journalists paid glowing tributes

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LAHORE: A working journalist remains alive through is work even after his death. Fellow journalists should commemorate their departed fellows to celebrate their achievements, said speakers at a condolence reference in memory of departed journalists at Government College University (GCU) on Tuesday. Education Reporters Association (ERA) organized the reference in collaboration with GCU to pay […]

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