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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...

  • 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...

    Moreover, the current account was in a $157 million surplus in February compared to a deficit of $590 million in January...

  • 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...

  • IG recommends daily allowance for police at current revised rate

    LAHORE: Inspector General of Punjab Police retired Capt Arif Nawaz has recommended to the government to de-freeze the fixed daily allowance and grant it as per revised rates of 2017 to the policemen...

    The Punjab government had allowed the police force the daily allowance in 2009 as par old rates fixed in 2005 and put a moratorium on its revision
  • Current account deficit falls

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s current account deficit stood at $1...

    However, despite high remittances and inflows from donors, which pushed the forex reserves near $18bn, the country failed to wipe out the current account deficit from its balance sheet...

  • Senate may reject cybercrime bill in its current form

    ISLAMABAD: If the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PCEB) 2015 is passed by the National Assembly in its current form, it may encounter resistance in the upper house of parliament...

    Participants at a consultation, attended by parliamentarians, stakeholders, civil society and rights activists called on senators to prevent the bill from becoming law in its current form and demanded that the bill be redrafted after addressing the...

  • 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...

    An official statement issued from the ministry said New Delhi's reaction had exposed India's real face before the world as it finds its neighbour's progress and development “unacceptable”
  • Electoral reforms bill likely to be presented in current NA session

    ISLAMABAD: The much awaited “The Election Bill 2017” aimed at further strengthening the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and ensuring credible polls is likely to be presented in the current session of the National Assembly...

    The Business Advisory Committee of the National Assembly, which met on last Tuesday, decided that the draft electoral reforms bill would be presented in the House during the current session...

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