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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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”...

    The ministry said the government noted with concern the hate speech of a political leader, telecast live by most private TV channels on April...

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to our TV news channels to inform the viewers about the latest progress of development projects instead of showing outdated video clips, mostly funny ones...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

    Earlier, on May,1, the authority issued show cause notices to 14 channels for airing the unedited speech of MQM chief Altaf Hussain where he had allegedly derided the...

  • Pemra fines private TV channels for airing defamatory content against Sindh IGP

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Thursday imposed fines against two private TV channels for airing defamatory content following a complaint was lodged by Inspector General of Police (IGP) A...

    Pemra has also instructed the channels to air an apology in their 6:00pm news bulletin to viewers for "airing the fake news against the IGP," the statement said...

  • TV channels to air anti-smoking messages

    ISLAMABAD: As the World No Tobacco Day approaches, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) succeeded in getting an assurance from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to run tobacco control messages through national TV channels and radio stations...

    An official of the ministry told Dawn that according to Section 20 of the Pemra Ordinance, television channels were bound to allocate 10pc of their airtime for...

  • CM Mufti directs IHK authorities to take action against 'unauthorised' Pakistani, Saudi TV channels

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti directed all deputy commissioners in India-held Kashmir (IHK) to take action against 34 Pakistani and Saudi TV channels, after concerns that the content in these channels may incite violence and disrupt the law and order situation in the disputed region, Indian media reported Sunday...

    Mufti issued the directive following the Indian government's order to take immediate steps and stop the...

  • Indian ban on Pakistani TV channels in held Kashmir hits too close to home for some

    The state government in Indian-held Jammu and Kashmir has initiated action against 34 television channels beamed from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, reckoning that these channels have the “potential to encourage violence and can disturb law and order situation in Kashmir”...

    The latest Indian government order to act against transmission of these channels, which include news, entertainment, food and cuisine, religion and sports channels,...

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