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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    "This channel is suspended on orders of Pemra," read a message appearing on multiple news channels...

  • NEWS BRIEF : Intikhab appointed Pakistan team manager

    LAHORE: Former Pakistan captain and coach Intikhab Alam was on Monday appointed Pakistan cricket team manager after Naveed Akram Cheema stepped down due to his appointment as chairman of the Federal Public Service Commission...

    Sources told Dawn that Intikhab’s appointment was made after Cheema had confirmed to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he will be unable to travel with the national team for its tour of Zimbabwe which...

  • Younis Khan shocked by earthquake news

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s record-breaking batsman Younis Khan has offered his deepest condolences and support to the families of people who lost their lives and property in the devastating earthquake that jolted the country on Monday afternoon...

    Talking to Dawn fom Dubai after Pakistan’s sensational victory over England in the second Test, Younis said that he alongwith the entire national cricket team were stunned by the tragic news of the...

  • Smokers’ Corner: World of the news

    Well, such is the pressure on TV reporters to produce dramatic news on a constant basis...

    ” He also informed that the repetitive swashing sounds heard during breaking news (Shoosh! Shoosh!) are also taken out by TV channel personnel...

  • NEWS BRIEF

    —Sports ReporterVictorious polo squad returnsLAHORE: The Pakistan U-18 junior polo squad has returned home after winning the practice match against their Thailand counterparts 9-3 on the latter’s home soil...

    Agha Musa, Dabboo Khan Niazi and Hayat Mahmood scored three goals each for Pakistan...

  • Website review: News in levels

    Therefore, never take reading for granted, whether you are reading online or in print form, it always improves your reading and writing skills and the site which does a superb job in building writing and reading skills, besides giving knowledge, is News in levels — world news for the students of English...

    The site does an innovative job in giving knowledge and improving English language skills through reading the news from around...

  • NEWS BRIEF

    —Sports CorrespondentScrabble Festival begins todayKARACHI: The Pakistan Scrabble Association is celebrating a two-day “Scrabble Festival” at Park Tower which commences on Saturday (today)...

    The senior members and top players of Pakistan will be holding interactive sessions with the visitors, explaining the basics of the games and sharing some tips on how to play competitively...

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