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Many secrets are hidden behind Imran’s bail: Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: PML-N President and former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that many secrets lay hidden behind Imran Khan’s pre-arrest bail in the 2014 PTV attack case.  Speaking to media personnel outside the accountability court where Nawaz had appeared alongside Maryam and Captain (r) to attend the NAB corruption references hearing, the…

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PTV’s Director IT, wife found dead in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: PTV’s Director Information Technology, Fakhar Hameed and his wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances, on Wednesday. According to details, bodies of the husband and wife were found from their house in Rawalpindi. Police stated that there were no torture marks on both bodies after a post-mortem had been conducted. Police further stated that…

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Fire at PTV building destroys expensive equipment

PESHAWAR: A fire that erupted in the offices of Pakistan Television (PTV) Centre here during wee hours of Friday has been doused, firefighting officials said. The officials said the fire gutted equipment of worth millions of rupees. “The fire broke out in the design section of the building,”  general manager of Pakistan Television (PTV) Peshawar,…

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Imran Khan’s interim bail extended till Jan 2nd

ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Islamabad on Wednesday extended the interim bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s Chief Imran Khan till January 2, in four cases related to attacks on PTV and Parliament buildings during sit-in of 2014. ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjamand announced the judgement in a plea filed by PTI chairman seeking extension in…

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Zahid Hamid resigns from his post: State TV

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Law Minister Zahid Hamid has resigned from his post on Sunday late night, state-run TV confirmed. According to state-run TV, Zahid Hamid submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Hamid’s decision to resign as the law minister to pull the country out of crisis. He will also release a detailed statement. –…

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Transmission of all private news channels to be restored in a while: PTV

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Television (PTV) reported that the transmission of all private news channel will be restored in a while, Samaa reported.  It is pertinent to mention that the transmission of news channels including Samaa TV, went off air when the clashes between security forces and protesters intensified across Pakistan. The decision of banning the television…

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Video: PTV stops airing Sheikh Rasheed’s speech

Pakistan Television (PTV) stopped televising the speech of Awami Muslim League (AML) President Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed in which he criticized newly elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

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PTV anchor resigns after harassment complaint goes unaddressed

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan Television (PTV) anchor resigned on Wednesday after the state-run channel failed to address her harassment complaint a male director. “I regret that the higher management of PTV chose to save one person over the reputation of PTV… so I find it very difficult to continue working,” Tanzeela Mazhar wrote in her resignation…

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By: Omair Alavi It has been 16 years since Malika e Tarannum Noor Jehan passed away, leaving her fans and followers heart-broken; imagining a Pakistan without Madam was just not something to look forward to. She delivered countless hits – both filmi and non filmi – during her career and proved to her detractors in…

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Famous broadcaster Agha Nasir no more

ISLAMABAD: Famous television director and broadcaster Agha Nasir died here in Islamabad on Tuesday. He was 89. His Namaz-e- Janaza would be held in Islamabad after Namaz-e-Asr today. Agha Nasir was one of the Pakistan’s legend and one of the oldest directors and had been associated with the Pakistan television for long time. He was…

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Sheikh Rashid takes Info minister to task

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) head Sheikh Rashid Ahmed slammed Information and Broadcasting Minister Pervaiz Rashid for “his decision to blackout opposition’s speeches on state-run Pakistan Television (PTV).” “The day Pervaiz Rashid speaks the truth will be his last day in politics,” Ahmed said while addressing the joint session of Parliament. He also praised National…

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Rashid submits privilege motion against Info minister

ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) head Sheikh Rashid tabled a privilege motion against Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid in National Assembly on Monday over opposition’s blackout on state-run Pakistan Television (PTV). Pervaiz Rashid has misled the house on the issue of PTV’s blackout of opposition’s speeches, reads the privilege motion. The information minister deliberately ordered…

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Khan to address nation from Bani Gala today

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, is going to address the nation today live from his Bani Gala residence on Panama leaks, Samaa reported Sunday. The government has turned down his request for broadcast of his address on the state-owned Pakistan Television (PTV). Party sources say all arrangements have been finalized for Khan’s address…

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Ayaz rejects Pervaiz claim on PTV blackout

LAHORE: National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq today rejected Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid’s claim that he had barred the live coverage of opposition’s speeches in the ongoing session. “I did not stop Pakistan Television from telecasting the speeches of opposition members,” Sadiq told SAMAA TV. His remarks came a day after Pervaiz Rashid maintained that the…

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PTI begins preparations for Raiwand protest

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said that his party had begun preparations to lay a siege around Raiwand House over Panama leaks. Khan said that PTI would take to streets if governemnt failed to set up a high-powered commission to investigate allegations of offshore wealth of Sharif family. Watch details in our report.

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Govt rejects Imran’s demand for PTV address

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Friday it was strange that chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran wanted to come on PTV but was reluctant to appear before inquiry commission. Talking to media persons after attending a function in which nephew of former Azad Kashmir President Sardar Abdul Qayyum…

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Khan asks PTV to broadcast his address to nation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has sent a letter to state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) seeking arrangements for broadcast of Imran Khan’s address to nation on Sunday, Samaa reports. In a letter, PTI’s central Secretary Information, Naeem ul Haque, requested PTV to make necessary arrangements for Imran Khan’s live address to the nation on 10th April (Sunday)…

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Waseem Akhtar calls Imran Khan a traitor

MQM leader Waseem Akhtar said Imran Khan is a traitor himself as he attacked PTV and the Parliament, resigned from the assemblies and then sat in the assembly. Watch this video to know what he said while talking to SAMAA.

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Pakistan loses comic ace Fareed Khan to cancer

ISLAMABAD: Renowned Television and stage artist Fareed Khan passed away at Karachi on Saturday. Khan, whose real name was Fareed-ud-Rehman Khan, was suffering from throat cancer for the last couple of years and was under treatment at a local hospital. Khan was one of the most famous comedians in the country with several successful shows/dramas to…

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'Zakoota Jin' living miserable life

Television actor Munna Lahori, popularly known as Zakoota Jin, is living a miserable life as he is suffering from paralysis. Zakoota, who earned fame from ‘Ainak Wala Jin’ – a children TV series of mid-1990s broadcast by PTV from Lahore – is also battling with financial crisis. Watch Samra Afzal’s report on miseries of this…

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No power can stop me from returning: Qadri

LONDON: Dr Tahirul Qadri, patron of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), said Monday that no power on earth could stop him from returning to Pakistan. Talking to media here, he again dismissed the notion he had travelled abroad as a result of a deal with the government. “Is declaring me a proclaimed offender part of the…

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