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  • 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...

  • SPORTS Diary: Cricket again!

    Lahore is all set to host the ICC World XI next week in a three T20 matches series against Pakistan...

    The tour is important as the players of seven Test playing countries included in the ICC side are visiting Pakistan...

  • 24/7 cricket on PTV: federations call for launch of new sports channel

    LAHORE: The gigantic presence and consequent proliferation of the game of cricket is seemingly stifling the promotion of other sports which get either very little or in some cases no coverage in the electronic media...

    The need for having a separate channel for other sports has long been felt in all quarters concerned but demand in this regard has hardly been articulated in the way as now some sports federations have come forward for...

  • SPORTS Diary: Misbah, Younus have given great cricket to remember

    Last week, Misbahul Haq -- the most successful Test captain of Pakistan, and Younus Khan -- the highest scorer in Test cricket, decided to hang up their boots after the next three offshore Test match series against West Indies starting from April 21 to May 14...

    While Misbah is the oldest cricketer in international cricket at the age of 43, Younus has crossed the age of 39...

  • Sports diary: PCB fails to start activities on Women Cricket Ground

    Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif handed over the control of the Women Cricket Ground, Model Town, to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) two years ago to run it for the women cricket activities but the PCB has failed to start any such activity on the ground so far...

    A PCB spokesman said they got possession of the ground just seven months before after a lengthy process of documentation and the ground would now be used for the women...

  • Sports Diary: Blues of Lahore region cricket

    The dismal performance of the Lahore Blues and Whites in the ongoing National T20 Cup should be alarming for the Lahore Region Cricket Association...

    As batsman Pakistan Test opener Ahmed Shahzad, however, led from the front with aggregate of 203 runs in four matches...

  • SPORTS DIARY: PSL final sparks hopes for resumption of int’l cricket

    Last week, Lahorites showed their enthusiasm for the final of the 2nd Pakistan Super League (PSL) as they thronged the Gaddafi Stadium several hours before the start of the match at 8pm...

    The final match organised under tight security gave a very clear message to terrorists that this time the people of Pakistan will not be scared and come out from their houses to watch cricket...

  • Nine cricket pitches rooted out to build sports complex

    LAHORE: Nine newly-laid cricket pitches at the only cricketing venue of old Lahore at the Iqbal Park Sports Complex have been rooted out to build a sports complex there...

    Only last year the Lahore Region Cricket Association and Sports Board Punjab with joint efforts had laid down nine pitches to complete a three-year-old promise of the Punjab government after digging out all the 18 pitches there to build the Greater Iqbal Park... ...

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