Pemra approves grant of licences through open bidding

Pemra approves grant of licences through open biddingISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority [Pemra] has approved the grant of licences to new satellite TV channels through open bidding. The approval was given at a meeting on Monday. The authority approved two non-commercial FM radio licences for Punjab Food Authority (PFA), Lahore, and Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore. The regulator reviewed the […]

Pakistani newspapers’ coverage of media focuses on flexing of muscles by electronic media regulators

Pakistani newspapers’ coverage of media focuses on flexing of muscles by electronic media regulatorsPakistan’s print media highlighted important issues including the revival of Censorship Committee on Defence Planning (CCDP) after 18 years; the recent flexing of muscles by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to regulate private TV channels and the opening of Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. PPF monitored […]

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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Media urged to promote democracy

BY: Habib Khan Ghori KARACHI: Former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said the media should promote democracy wholeheartedly so that Pakistan makes rapid progress. Speaking as chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of a conference organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) at …

Media urged to promote democracy

Media urged to promote democracyKARACHI: Former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said the media should promote democracy wholeheartedly so that Pakistan makes rapid progress. Speaking as chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of a conference organised by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) at the Governor House on […]

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Pakistan: Court seeks to impose restrictions on live TV coverage, Journalists oppose curbs on media

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on August 23, 2013 directed The government to submit a comprehensive report of making the procedure of controlling the live transmissions of television channels. Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had taken suo moto notice of the case regarding Islamabad firing incident of August 15 where a person opened …

Media morality bill planned: National Assembly

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By: Raja Asghar ISLAMABAD: As a perceived waywardness of Pakistan’s electronic media came in focus in the National Assembly on Wednesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said the government wanted to bring a new law, possibly to deal with questions of morality. He did not elaborate his remark, apparently made in passing, after …