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Pemra empowers its chief to shut down any channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pemra has delegated powers to shut down any channels instantly upon violating the code of conduct for media to its chairman Absar Alam. Pemra has taken notice of exaggerated coverage of protests and stated that such attempts have created panic in society and can risk people’s life and limb. It said some channels are […]

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Craving praise in the colour of blood

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Karachi “Aaj ka din bhi aish sey guzra, sar se paa tak badan salamat hai [It was a day of leisure today, , I am safe from head to toe]”. Perhaps when Jaun Elia came up with this verse, he must have little or no idea that in a decade’s time, it will become relevant […]

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Performance of human rights ministry deemed unsatisfactory

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ISLAMABAD: Members of a Senate standing committee expressed their dissatisfaction over the performance of the Ministry of Human Rights. At a meeting of the committee on Thursday to discuss the performance of the ministry, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights Senator Mohammad Javed Abbasi of the PML-N said, “It saddens me […]

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Cement factory in Nooriabad shut down for polluting environment

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HYDERABAD/KARA­CHI: The Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) got a cement production unit shut down on Tuesday in Nooriabad for repeated violations of environmental laws and an undertaking given by the management of the factory while over 200 other factories in Hyderabad district were sent warning notices for releasing hazardous discharge. The action was under taken after […]

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‘Human rights violation cases show an upward trend during four years’

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Cases of human rights violation have shown an upward trend during the last four years, revealed the report of Human Rights Wing of Ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights. “Human rights violation cases including acid burning, domestic violence, murder, rape, kidnapping, sexual assault, harassment, missing persons, torture, target killing, extra judicial killing and killing […]

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Punjab commission summons Governor House official under RTI law

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ISLAMABAD: After a year of restraint over the blatant violation of the Right to Information (RTI) law by the highest constitutional office of the province, the Punjab Information Commission has finally summoned a top official of the Governor House to explain failure in providing information about the financial affairs of the office. The summon dated […]

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Pemra deposits Rs57.829m to Federal Consolidated Fund

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has deposited a total of Rs57.829 million in government’s Federal Consolidated Fund during the financial year 2014-15 including the surplus revenue of Rs20 million. Pemra, during the FY2014-15, collected revenue of Rs658.924 million against the actual expenditure of Rs638.846 million resulting in surplus of Rs20 million which is […]

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Pemra advises TV channels to stop airing indecent content

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in a fresh ‘advice’ issued to television channels has asked them to immediately stop rampant unethical and indecent content, programmes and songs being aired presently. The advice has been issued in pursuance to the directives of the Senate Standing Committee on Information Broadcasting & National Heritage to Pemra […]

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Call for providing protection to street children

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QUETTA: Speakers at a seminar on child rights have stressed the need for providing protection to street children and children working as domestic servants. The seminar was jointly organised by Unicef, the government of Balochistan, Child Rights Movement and other organisations. The speakers said street children were often subjected to sexual assault and they had […]

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