Supreme Court bars acting chairman PEMRA from work

Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) has barred the acting Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Dr Abdul Jabbar from discharging his duties, Geo News reported Thursday. The SC was hearing the petition filed by senior journalists’ Hamid Mir and Absar Alam regarding the formation of a media commission. During the hearing, Justice Jawwad …

Reopening of Khuzdar Press Club lauded

ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has welcomed the reopening of Khuzdar Press Club after two-and-a-half months of closure due to security of working journalists. In the face of worsening law and order situation, the PCP has already taken serious note of the safety and security for journalists of Balochistan and has constituted a three-member …

Airing of Turkish plays irks Senate body

Pakistani journalists

By: Kalbe Ali ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting expressed concern on Monday over a growing trend among private channels to telecast Turkish soaps, expressing fears that the local mini-screen entertainment industry would go the way of its big-screen sister. A meeting of the committee, held at the Parliament House, noted that …

Two CD shops blown up in Nowshera

Journalist Arrested

NOWSHERA: Two compact disc (CD) shops were blown up in separate explosions here on Sunday, the police sources said. The sources said the explosive devices planted by unidentified persons at the CD shops in Cantonment Area went off and destroyed the shops selling the music tapes. The police reached the spot and collected pieces of …

Press Council of Pakistan asks Balochistan to facilitate fact-finding body

By: Obaid Abrar Khan ISLAMABAD: Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) has written a letter to the Chief Secretary Balochistan asking him to extend full support to the three-member fact-finding committee to assess the scale of violence against working journalists in the province. PCP Chairman Raja Shafqat Abbasi in his letter wrote that article 19 of …