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New TV channels will create jobs, says Firdous Ashiq Awan

Government has issued licences to 58 new channels

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June 18, 2019


Retired officers can’t come on talk shows without ISPR ‘clearance’

PEMRA says they shouldn’t be identified as defence analysts

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April 5, 2019


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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April 16, 2018


SC says it seems Nehal Hashmi committed contempt of court

ISLAMABAD: Hearing a suo-motu case against PML-N Nehal Hashmi in connection with threats to Joint Investigation Team (JIT), the Supreme Court of Pakistan said he apparently committed contempt of court. The judges expressed displeasure on the Pemra for submitting incomplete text of Hashmi’s speech and did not mentioned the contemptible phrases in the text. Responding…

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July 24, 2017


Changing Traditions of Ramadan

By: Gulrukh Tausif When I was a student, a joke used to circulate prior to every school exam that was held to torment us. A father asks his son how his preparations for the upcoming examination were going on. The son replies, “Very well father. I have bought a new set of uniform, two pens,…

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May 29, 2017


Injured boy relives moment when stage fell at Bahria Enclosure

ISLAMABAD: Another victim of the Bahria Enclave stage collapse recounted how the stage had collapsed all of a sudden and injured his leg.  Talking to Nadeem Malik, the host of SAMAA TV’s prime time current affairs talk show, Mohib, a student of class five, who was also one of the unfortunate victims who had suffered from…

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May 9, 2017


Imran Khan to move PEMRA against TV channels for telecasting ‘wrong news’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has decided to move Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) against TV channels that telecast “wrong news” about his third marriage, Samaa reported. Condemning the news reports, PTI senior leader Jahangir Khan Tareen said the party would ask PEMRA to take action against those news channels which telecast…

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July 12, 2016


TV channels directed to use correct Urdu name of KP

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed all news and current affairs TV channels to use correct Urdu name of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Following is the Pemra notification:

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June 14, 2016


Pakistan media watchdog bans ‘vulgar’ contraceptive ad

ISLAMABAD: Amid scores of public complaints against the telecast of an objectionable and indecent advertisement of contraceptive on TV channels, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in a letter addressed to all private electronic media licence holders and the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has asked to immediately review the advertisement. It may be mentioned that…

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September 14, 2015