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Of Pemra’s private members eligibility, qualification

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ISLAMABAD: Why do governments appoint ineligible persons on key positions and why even new but different governments feel comfortable with such appointees? The appointment of members of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) by the previous government is a classical example of this phenomenon. A top bureaucrat explained that governments make such appointments so as […]

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Geo blamed no institution including army, Pemra told

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ISLAMABAD: Geo News and the Jang Group on Tuesday made it clear during the hearing held at the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) that the broadcast mentioned in the complaint was the opinion of an individual, having nothing to do with the Jang Group. Senior lawyer Akram Sheikh appeared on behalf of Geo News […]

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Moves on the media

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Pemra has been ‘called upon’ to suspend, and eventually cancel, the licences of Geo TV. Rules are being used from the Pemra Ordinance pertaining to the “sovereignty, integrity and security” of the country. Precedents are dangerous things. Should any attempt be made to clamp down on Geo TV following the complaint made against its coverage […]

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Pemra issues notice to Geo

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ISLAMABAD: The Geo TV management on Wednesday received a show cause notice from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulation Authority (Pemra) wherein it had been asked to immediately stop airing any content in violation of the Pemra rules. In the notice, the Pemra directed chief executive officer (CEO) of Geo News to appear before it for […]

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PEMRA to conclude hearing within week

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Islamabad: Ministry of Defense’s reference against Geo TV may not only result in cancellation of its license but the continual violation of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) rules may also bring three-year-imprisonment with hard labour to the people involved. The Minister of defense on Tuesday sent to Pemra a regular reference for imposing […]

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