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  • Neo TV told to stop news, current affairs programmes

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed Neo TV to air entertainment content only and stop airing news and current affairs programmes as it does not possess a licence for it...

    The directive by the regulatory authority came on Thursday as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) dismissed the channel’s plea for change of its category from “entertainment” to “news and current affairs”...

  • 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...

  • ‘Fake news’ becomes a business model, say researchers

    WASHINGTON: Cyber criminals have latched onto the notion of “fake news” and turned it into a profitable business model, with services starting at under $10, security researchers said on Thursday...

    One of the methods used is creating bogus or “spoofed” media websites designed to look like those of legitimate news organisations...

  • Current Indian leadership not happy to see Pakistan prosper: Nisar

    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said India’s reaction to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project was clear proof that the Indian leadership was not happy to see Pakistan prosper...

    Coupled with a recent statement from the defence minister of India ? who blatantly and unashamedly accepted responsibility for terrorism in Pakistan ? the latest statement of intent by the Indian prime minister...

  • Pakistan may not achieve its economic targets in current fiscal year: IMF

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Pakistan may not be able to achieve its economic growth targets set for the current fiscal year, DawnNews reported on Wednesday...

    Talks pertaining to a three-year loan repayment programme backed by the IMF had kicked off in Dubai on March 28, with Minister of Finance Ishaq Dar leading the Pakistan delegation...

  • Pakistan’s current team combination shaping well for World Cup: Sarfraz

    LAHORE: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, expressing satisfaction at the national side’s preparations for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, said on Wednesday that the main priority is to take the same one-day squad to next year’s World Cup in England...

    Pakistan are due to leave for Zimbabwe on Thursday where they will first compete in a tri-nation T20 tournament — that also includes Australia — from July 1 to 8...

  • ADB sees Pakistan’s economy slowing down in current fiscal

    ISLAMABAD: Anticipating a one percentage point fall in the rate of growth and two percentage points rise in inflation during the current fiscal year, the Asian Development Bank has advised the newly elected government to address rising debt obligations, falling reserves and large twin deficits...

    It said Pakistan’s 5...

  • Opp urged to boycott LG polls under current ECP

    LAHORE: PML-Q senior leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has asked opposition parties to remain firm on their stance of boycotting the local government elections until resignation of the sitting members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)...

    In a statement issued on Monday, he said there was no guarantee that LG elections would be held in a free, fair and transparent manner in the presence of the current members of the ECP...

  • Current account deficit at $1.86bn in July-Feb

    KARACHI: Despite record remittances and savings due to fall in oil prices, the current account deficit was high during the first eight months (July-February) of this fiscal year...

    94bn during the same period a year earlier, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Monday...

  • Current account gap widens 122pc

    KARACHI: The current account deficit for July-October increased 122 per cent year-on-year, according to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Monday...

    The government has so far been unable to control the widening current account deficit, which can be devastating for the economy amidst depleting foreign exchange reserves...

  • Dar seeks options as current account deficit triples

    Data released on the same day showed the current account deficit for July tripled to $2...

    He explained that the recent increase in the current account deficit was largely driven by a sharp jump in imports of machinery for power generation, textile, construction and petroleum products...

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