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 … Read More

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 … Read More