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Top court rejects PEMRA, ISI and ECP’s replies in the Faizabad sit-in case

No one is willing to take responsibility, remarked Justice Qazi Faez Isa

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Chief Justice bars Pakistani channels from airing Indian content

Says they are trying to obstruct construction of our dam and we can’t even ban their channel?

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You will no longer be able to watch Indian channels on set-top boxes

Supreme Court has restricted sale of illegal DTH boxes

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Government to establish a new media regulatory authority

Media is always free in a democratic set-up

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PEMRA called Pakistani dramas ‘bold’ and people are up in arms

Unnecessary glamour, bold scenes are being shown in the dramas ignoring [the] religious, social, cultural and ethical values of the country, read a notification issued by the authority

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New regulatory body to oversee electronic, print and cyber media

Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday that the print and electronic media regulatory authorities will be abolished and a new authority will be formed that will oversee all types of media. He said the Pemra law will be reviewed, as will the functions of the Press Council of Pakistan. Pemra handles electronic media…

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Saleem Baig appointed new PEMRA chairperson

The caretaker government has appointed Saleem Baig as the new chairperson of Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog. Saleem Baig, an officer of the the information service had been serving as the federal government’s principal information officer. According to Radio Pakistan, the information ministry issued a notification regarding Mr Baig’s appointment as chairperson of Pemra after getting…

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CJ objects to women’s clothes in award shows

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar expressed anger on the clothes worn by female stars during award shows. The chief justice raised the matter while hearing the case of Indian content being aired on television channels. Producers and actors were present in the hearing at Karachi Registry of the Supreme Court. “The clothes being worn by…

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Appear personally before the court: LHC to Ahsan Iqbal

The Lahore High Court issued a notice to Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal to appear personally before the bench in a contempt of court case. On April 25, the interior minister lashed out at Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who, he said, accused him of misusing his authority and that he ‘got…

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Pakistan media watchdog ordered to monitor ‘anti-judiciary’ speeches

The Lahore High Court has directed electronic media watchdog to monitor “anti-judiciary speeches” and decide on complaints filed against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other leaders of the PML-N. The order came on Monday in response to petitions accusing the PML-N supreme leader and his daughter of targeting judiciary in their speeches….

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SC removes Marriyum Aurangzeb from PEMRA chairperson selection body

Ahmed Waleed & Shehzad Ali The Supreme Court removed State Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb from a committee that selects the PEMRA chairperson on Monday. “She is very busy giving statements to the media,” said Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, heading the three-member bench, while hearing the media commission case. “What does the information minister have to…

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Notices served to Nawaz, Maryam over anti-judiciary statements

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were served notices over their anti-judiciary remarks. A bench of Lahore High Court headed by Justice Shahid Kareem headed a petition filed by Advocate Azhar Siddique. The application stated that the father-daughter duo ridiculed the judiciary in their public meetings and social media websites….

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Shahid Masood to be punished according to law: Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Anchorperson Shahid Masood will be punished according to law, said the Supreme Court on Monday. A three-member-bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case against Shahid Masood. The anchorperson’s reply regarding the accusations towards the convict of Zainab murder case was rejected by Supreme Court. In the hearing, Masood’s lawyer said…

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IHC adjourns contempt case against Nawaz Sharif till Feb 26

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Tuesday adjourned the contempt of court case hearing till February 26 in order to wait for a verdict of Lahore High Court in a similar case. The IHC judge, Justice Aamer Faroq heard contempt petition against Nawaz Sharif that seeks to restrict former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from making…

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Love is In the Air….Or Not?

By Gulrukh Tausif I am sure this is going to be a highly unpopular blog especially among the younger people but the fun and beauty of writing blogs is that I can put across my ideas and opinions with complete freedom and others are equally free to agree or disagree with my perspective. As soon…

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PEMRA bans “promotion” of Valentine’s Day on media

NEWS DESK: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued instructions to all TV channels against airing any programme promoting Valentine’s Day on February 14 in light of the Islamabad High Court’s order dated February 13, 2017. Here’s the notification issued by Pemra on Wednesday:  

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LHC declares appointment of PEMRA chief void

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday declared appointment of Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Absar Alam void, Samaa reported. Justice Shahid Kareem of LHC announced the verdict on Monday verdict. The judge, in his remarks, said that an advertisement should be placed for the appointment of new PEMRA chief. “The new PEMRA…

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Transmission of news channels restored: Pemra

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has restored transmission of all News and Current Affairs satellite TV channels. According to a press release issued by the authority, all distribution networks have been directed to restore these channels on their original positions immediately. The federal government has also issued policy directives asking the Authority to…

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At least five dead as protests across Pakistan continue

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: At least five people have been killed and over 150 people have been injured in clashes between protesters of a religious parties and security forces in different parts of the country, Samaa reported. In the federal capital, the protesters have gathered at Faizabad Interchange whereas the main roads of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are closed…

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Bill for security of journalists to be presented soon: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb says a comprehensive bill for ‘security, safety and protection’ of journalists is being prepared and will be presented before the cabinet for approval soon. Speaking at the National Assembly’s standing committee on Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad today, she said that inputs of the bill…

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