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  • Battle for Mosul: many forces with many motives

    BAGHDAD: An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the militant Islamic State (IS) group...

    The tacit alliance — Iraqi troops alongside Shia militiamen, Kurdish fighters, Sunni Arab tribesmen and US special forces — underscores the importance of this battle
  • Sindh govt to provide many sports opportunities to youth: Saleem Raza

    KARACHI: Sindh government will continue to provide many sports opportunities to the youth in the province under the patronage of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and Sports Minister Sardar Mohammad Bux Mahar while several major sports events will be held in the coming months as well...

    This was announced by Sports Secretary Sindh Saleem Raza here at the impressive and colourful closing ceremony of the National Beach Games 2017 held here...

  • 2015: Best offbeat sports moments of the year

    Novak Djokovic eating grass at Wimbledon, a pistol-packing referee in Brazil, or a ghost haunting Pakistan cricketer Haris Sohail: it’s been a bumper year for world sports’ light-hearted moments...

    Here are some of the best:When things started to go wrong during a Brazilian amateur football game, the referee took drastic action...

  • 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...

    The Pemra notification ordered channels to abide by Clause 8 (8) of the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisement) Code of Conduct 2015, to...

  • Spat aside, US-Pakistan dialogue channels remain open

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States are keeping channels of communication open in a bid to cool the row over terror sanctuaries that worsened with President Trump’s baffling New Year Day Twitter tirade...

    The US State Department had after President Trump’s tweet about getting nothing from Pakistan except “lies and deceit” despite paying $33 billion over the past 15 years suspended all military assistance for Pakistan...

  • Pakistan Broadcasters Association 'condemns taking off air three of its member channels'

    The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) on Monday said that a complaint has been lodged by three of its members — AabTak, 24News and CapitalTV — against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for "taking their channels off air from cable networks without assigning a reason or giving them a hearing"...

    In a statement issued today, the PBA "condemned taking off air" the three channels...

  • Slow progress on restoring banking channels with Iran

    KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) invited banks on Monday to discuss the progress made on commercial relations with Iran after the lifting of international sanctions on the country...

    Usually, the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) leads others, however, it has also not taken any concrete step this time around, sources said...

  • Suspension of TV channels condemned

    ISLAMABAD: Denouncing the federal government’s decision to take all news channels off the air on Saturday, the journalist community in the twin cities on Sunday announced to launch a movement to put pressure on the government to revoke Section 5 of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Act...

    The news channels were, however, restored on Sunday evening...

  • TV channels’ nightmarish Urdu pronunciation and an Urdu pronouncing dictionary

    URDU pronunciation of some Pakistani TV channels is giving nightmares to many, though the owners and anchors of those channels may not even be aware how mercilessly they have been slaughtering our national language...

    Aside from intermingling English words and phrases with their Urdu conversation, these innocent anchors mispronounce many Urdu words, sometime rendering the sentence ridiculously incorrect...

  • Pemra asks channels to exercise caution

    ISLAMABAD: Following the ISPR’s sharp reaction to MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s fiery speech on Thursday night, the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regula­tory Authority (Pemra) issued on Friday show-cause notices to 14 private TV channels and barred all channels from airing “inflammatory content”...

    Irresponsible remarks and using media to incite the people of Pakistan to rise against the State will be pursued legally...

  • SC wants TV channels to reveal names of owners

    ISLAMABAD: Against the backdrop of the Axact degree awarding fiasco, the Supreme Court came up on Wednesday with a suggestion calling upon private television channels to follow the practice of revealing the names of their owners as was done by the print media which published the names of editors and publishers...

    Also read: Axact episode echoes in SCThe chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pem­ra) assured...

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    MANY news channels show funny clips taken from the Internet...

    I suggest to our TV news channels to inform the viewers about the latest progress of development projects instead of showing outdated video clips, mostly funny ones...

  • Pemra warns TV channels against ‘exploiting children’

    ISLAMABAD: Expressing concern over an alarming witnessed trend among private TV channels, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) issued advice to all licence holders, reminding them not to broadcast programmes that denigrated children in any way...

    In a letter sent to the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) on Thursday, Pemra noted that “it has been observed with grave concern that...

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