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  • Geo-economics must take precedence over geo-politics, PM says in Beijing

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday addressed the plenary session of the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation in Beijing, where he stressed that geo-economics should take precedence over geopolitics, Radio Pakistan reported...

    PM Sharif, who had arrived in the Chinese capital on Friday to participate in the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) forum, said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) must not be politicised,...

  • Geo News fined Rs1m for 'institutional corruption' comments against army

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday imposed a Rs1 million fine on Geo News for airing comments against the Pakistan Army...

    According to a statement issued by the authority, Pemra had approved the recommendations of the Councils of Complaints (CoCs) of Karachi and Lahore which had sought a Rs1 million fine for Geo News for repeatedly airing "comments against armed forces" in connection with...

  • Islamabad High Court allows Geo News to air Ehsanullah Ehsan's interview

    The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday allowed Geo News to air an interview of former Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan...

    Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had earlier barred the TV channel from airing the interview saying it would be "heart-wrenching and deeply disturbing for the loved ones of those killed in terrorist attacks to see the member of a terrorist organisation appearing on TV...

  • Geo News technical engineer shot dead

    KARACHI: A technical engineer of Geo News was killed when its digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van was attacked in Bahadurabad area here on Tuesday...

    He said facts were being collected and investigations were open because police were not aware of any specific threat to the news channel by an individual or a group...

  • Pemra recommends fine on BOL News for ‘defaming’ Geo

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) council of complaints has recommended imposition of fine on BOL News for “defaming” Geo News and its owner Mir Shakilur Rehman...

    The council, at a meeting in Karachi on Friday, also recommended that BOL News be asked to appoint an in-house editorial committee to ensure compliance with Pemra’s rules and regulations...

  • Pemra slaps Rs1mn fine on Geo News for programme deemed 'highly seditious and scandalous'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Tuesday slapped a fine of Rs1 million on Geo News for airing a "highly seditious and scandalous programme against National Accountability Bureau Chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal and maligning state institutions"...

    The electronic media regulatory body in a statement said that Geo News, by airing the content, violated the "Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements)...

  • Digital ban in digital Bangladesh

    Granted, social media can be a dangerous place; but it also provides a safe haven for ordinary people who, lacking trust in law enforcing agencies and/or the judicial system, use the digital space to air their grievances and protests in order to seek solidarity and some sort of justice...

    Without efficient law enforcement agencies and intelligence community armed with the resources and infrastructure to deal with security threats, we...

  • Digital assistants hone skills to deliver the news

    WASHINGTON: “What’s the news?” has become a familiar refrain for consumers with smart speakers, opening up a new channel for publishers but also raising concerns about the growing influence of tech platforms in media...

    Devices such as Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers, Google Home and Apple HomePod are increasingly delivering news flashes and summaries, and giving users the option to get more in-depth news, just by asking...

  • Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan girl' Sharbat Gula refuses to stay in Pakistan

    Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula on Tuesday refused to stay in Pakistan in response to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's offer to stop her deportation from the country...

    Sharbat Gula and Afghan government, in an application submitted to the KP government, pleaded for her departure from Pakistan to Afghanistan on completion of her 15-day sentence on Wednesday [November 9]...

  • Nat Geo's 'Afghan girl' Sharbat Gula to be deported from Pakistan

    Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula is to be deported to Afghanistan after serving a 15-day jail sentence and paying a fine of Rs110,000, a special anti-corruption and immigration court in Peshawar ordered on Friday...

    He said she had served about nine days in jail since her arrest and will remain imprisoned for six more to complete her sentence before she is deported from Pakistan...

  • 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...

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