Radio Pakistan to go off air in favour of sports complex

By: SALEEM SHAHID Quetta: The Balochistan government has finalised a plan to take over 64 acres of land owned by Radio Pakistan in Quetta by shutting down the station’s transmission, removing its machinery and transmission towers from the Sariab area. On Wednesday, sources confirmed that government officials had been directed to put finishing touches on …

Newly-upgraded FM radio station launched in Mohmand Agency

Newly-upgraded FM radio station launched in Mohmand AgencySHABQADAR: A freshly-upgraded FM radio station was launched in Mohmand Agency on Monday during a ceremony at Nahaqi Kandao. Mohmand Rifles Commandant Umer Haider Bukhari, PA Mohmand Waqar Ali Khan and Asif Iqbal inaugurated the state-of-the-art FM radio station. Tribal elders and leaders of the peace committee were also present on the occasion. Speaking to […]

Pakistani government mandates guidelines for broadcasters

Pakistani government mandates guidelines for broadcastersNew York, August 21, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned by the sweeping nature of guidelines from Pakistan’s Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for on-air news coverage and commentary on the nation’s television and radio channels. The Electronic Media (Programs and Advertisements) Code of Conduct, 2015 was made public Thursday in Pakistan and is […]

Bol TV asked to wait for clearance of Axact

Bol TV asked to wait for clearance of AxactISLAMABAD: The Pak­istan Electronic Media Reg­ulatory Authority (Pemra) ordered the management of Bol Television on Thursday to stop their transmission until the directors of their parent company Axact were exonerated from charges of fraud and money laundering. Axact’s directors are currently facing charges in the wake of a massive fake degree scandal, which was exposed […]

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Live broadcast of upper house sessions planned

ISLAMABAD: People will soon be able to hear live proceedings of Senate sessions and its committees on the Senate’s official website and an FM radio station. After approving the proposal of live webcasting on Senate’s website and a self-acquired FM radio station, Senate Chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari on Tuesday referred the matter to the …

Media curbs proposed in backdrop of APS attack

By: Azam Khan ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s standing committee on information has proposed a set of restrictions on mainstream media as well as social media in the wake of the Peshawar school tragedy. The recommendations were submitted in a report titled “Proposals to strengthen media’s role in combating terrorism”. It is perhaps the first time …