Pemra issues show cause notice to private channel

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday issued show cause notice to Nickelodeon television channel for violation of Pemra (amendment) Act 2007 and electronic media code of conduct.The children’s channel on April 27 in its cartoon series showed an episode in which the characters were wearing indecent dresses. The parents have been complaining …

Dawn Leaks: Nisar directed to implement committee recommendations

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan to implement recommendations of the committee, which probed Dawn Leaks, in letter and spirit. In a meeting on Thursday, the interior minister briefed the prime minister about important issues including the Dawn Leaks case. According to the interior ministry spokesperson, all the legal …

Kashmir social media ban

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A ban on usage of communication outlets, namely social media, is to be decried in any nation as it obstructs freedom of expression, which is a universal basic right even though some countries may not recognise it as so. We condemned the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority when it enforced a YouTube ban between September 2012 and …

India gags social media in Held Kashmir

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Srinagar – The government in Indian-occupied Kashmir has ordered suspension of different social media sites and applications in the valley for a period of one month till further orders. As per an order, the Home Department has directed all Internet Service Providers that “any message or class of messages to or from any persons or …

Dawn leaks commission submits final report

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Tuesday said it has received the report, compiled by a committee that probed into the publication in the daily Dawn of a controversial story about a national security meeting and that the report will be submitted to the prime minister on Wednesday [today]. “The Dawn Leaks report was formally …

Foreign Office refutes ‘malicious allegations’ against Tariq Fatemi

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By Kamran Yousuf ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Monday rebutted news stories against Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM) Tariq Fatemi as “irresponsible and malicious allegations.” “A section of the media has been running baseless stories about Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM), alleging that he has left the …