PEMRA Renews Licenses Of 12 Non-commercial Radio Stations

PEMRA Renews Licenses Of 12 Non-commercial Radio StationsISLAMABAD: In its 163rd Authority meeting, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday renewed licenses of 12 non-commercial FM radio stations. The renewed licenses belonged to educational institutions including Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro, Allama Iqbal University Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi, University of Karachi, National University of Modern Languages […]

Who is empowered to send notices to private radio channels?

Who is empowered to send notices to private radio channels?PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former lawmaker Akhunzada Chattan said while addressing a press conference in Bajaur on Tuesday that objection has been raised on Radio Shumal because it runs local news and whenever its reporters visit the field, people start criticising government performance and also raise questions about alleged irregularities in […]

Illegal FM stations shut in Bajaur

Illegal FM stations shut in BajaurBAJAUR: The local authorities on Wednesday closed down four private FM radio stations in Bajaur tribal district for functioning illegally. According to a notification issued by deputy commissioner Mohammad Fayyaz Khan, the district administration took the action after observing that the FM radio stations were not only functioning illegally but also broadcasting biased content. It […]

We’re becoming stories when booked under black laws: Zahra

We’re becoming stories when booked under black laws: ZahraAn award-winning Kashmir-based photojournalist, Masarrat Zahra, who was last month booked under draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for her social media posts, has said that the Kashmiri journalists are also becoming stories, when they are beaten by Indian troops and booked under draconian laws like UAPA. On Thursday, Zahra was named the winner of the […]

Two Radio Pakistan staffers die of Covid-19

Two Radio Pakistan staffers die of Covid-19ISLAMABAD: Two Radio Pakistan staffers died from Covid-19 on Thursday. The deceased include a senior broadcast engineer and an Urdu newscaster. They were both associated with Radio Pakistan for 20 years. According to an official statement issued by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Senior Broadcast Engineer Mohammad Ashfaq, 48, was a regular Radio Pakistan employee […]

Pemra destroying radio broadcasting industry: PBA

Pemra destroying radio broadcasting industry: PBAKARACHI: In a strong statement issued on Saturday, the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for what it called attempting to destroy the radio broadcasting industry in the country with its `highhanded tactics’. “Pemra in a move to fill its coffers with irrational levies has started collecting from […]

FM 91.1 radio station set up in Bajaur

FM 91.1 radio station set up in BajaurKHAR: The first Khyber Pakhtunkhwa FM 91.1 radio station set up in Bajaur district on Tuesday started its test transmission programmes. Established by the Information and Public Relations Department in a short span of time despite the prevailing coronavirus pandemic at Khar, the district headquarters of Bajaur, the radio would now disseminate information on important […]