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Shahid Masood’s bail plea rejected in PTV corruption case

The judge ordered that he be arrested and presented before the court

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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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PTV to launch separate sports and children’s channels: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry

A dedicated channel for the children under the age of sixteen will also be launched, the information minister said.

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Cabinet shuts down discretionary funds

“The previous government had used the national exchequer as its own property,” Fawad Chaudhry said.

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PTV bans coverage of Nawaz’s homecoming rally, political activities

Pakistan’s state television PTV has imposed a ban on coverage of Nawaz Sharif’s homecoming rally and political activities a day before the former prime minister is set to return to Pakistan. “Please note that no convicted person is to be shown or talked about on any PTV channel/programme, whether in paid advertisements, news or current…

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Shahid Masood seeks bail before arrest in PTV corruption case

Anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood has approached the High Court to seek bail before arrest in PTV corruption case. The coordinator of Shahid Masood submitted the bail plea in the court on behalf of the anchorperson. Mr. Masood has requested the court to suspend his arrest warrants and stop FIA from arresting him when he comes…

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PTV corruption case: Non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Shahid Masood

By: Adil Tanoli A civil judge has issued non-bailable arrest warrants for anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood in PTV corruption case. Amir Aziz, a senior civil judge, issued arrest warrants on the request of FIA for Mr. Masood’s alleged involvement in the embezzlement of Rs.38 million from PTV. The anchorperson, as PTV chairman, allegedly signed an…

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It was my decision not to air PM’s speech, says Marriyum Aurangzeb

Marriyum Aurangzeb says it was her decision not to air PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s speech on PTV. The federal minister for information and broadcasting spoke to the media outside the accountability court on Friday. According to her, it was a talk with journalists, which is why it was not directly broadcast. A journalist asked her…

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Why wasn’t PM Abbasi’s presser broadcast on PTV?

After the prime minister attended the National Security Council’s meeting a day earlier, he spoke to media but the speech was never aired on PTV. Mysteriously, neither does the information minister nor the prime minister have a satisfactory response as to why the press talk was not broadcast.

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Explainer: Nadeem Malik opposes censoring Nawaz speeches

SAMAA’s senior anchorperson Nadeem Malik has spoken out against censoring speeches of former three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Mr Malik remarks came after TV channels, including state-run Pakistan Television, censored a part of Nawaz Sharif’s speech during a seminar in Islamabad. “Nawaz Sharif shouldn’t be treated the way MQM’s founder Altaf Hussain was. A leader…

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Imran defends Ali Tareen–says PML-N spent money to win by-election

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan defended his party’s NA-154 candidate Ali Tareen on Wednesday, alleging that PML-N had spent money to win the by-election.  PTI chief Imran Khan arrived at the Anti-Terrorism Court on Thursday to attend a hearing pertaining to the SSP Asmatullah torture case. Stringent security measures were taken ahead of Imran Khan’s…

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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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REMEMBERING NOOR JEHAN

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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