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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...

  • Pemra revokes Bol News licence over lack of security clearance for directors

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Wednesday revoked the satellite television licences granted to Bol News and Bol Entertainment (Pak News) for failing to secure security clearance for its directors from the interior ministry...

    A press release issued by the regulatory authority said its decision comes after the interior ministry denied clearance to four directors — Shoaib Shaikh, Ayesha Shoaib Shaikh, Viqas...

  • US missions in Turkey halt visa services over security concerns

    US consulates in Turkey indefinitely halted all non-immigrant visa services on Sunday, the American embassy said, after one of the mission's Turkish staffers was arrested in the latest dispute between the Nato allies...

    The embassy said “recent events” had forced the US government to reassess Turkey's “commitment” to the security of US mission services and personnel in the country...

  • Good Friday services held amid tight security

    Unlike the celebratory Palm Sunday services, Good Friday services are solemn, marking Christ’s last seven sayings and footsteps towards the cross...

    There was a heavy police deployment at the entrance to the church and several volunteers stood by the gates for security...

  • Delay in security clearance hampers telecom services in Fata

    ISLAMABAD: Plans to link hundreds of villages in the tribal areas and Balochistan with the rest of the country and the world through digital communications are hampered by a lack of security clearance from agencies, depriving nearly a million people of the telecom services...

    The USF has been mandated to connect un-served and under-served areas with telecom facilities, including broadband services...

  • This perversion of justice suits Western security services just fine

    And now Qadhafi’s spymaster Abdullah al-Senussi will be shot in Libya before he has a chance to tell us about the cosy relationship he had with our Western security services when he liaised between his boss, the CIA and MI6...

    Not surprising, is it — despite Amnesty’s outrage at the charade of a trial and the UN human rights office being “deeply disturbed” by the sentences – that the Brits and Americans have not batted an eyelid...

  • Russian security services uncover IS cell in Saint Petersburg

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday it had uncovered a cell of the militant Islamic State (IS) group that was planning imminent terror attacks in the country's second city Saint Petersburg...

    “The FSB identified and stopped the activities of a clandestine cell of IS supporters who planned to commit attacks on December 16,” the security service said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies...

  • Bangladesh shuts down telecom services along India border amid 'security concerns'

    Bangladesh's telecom regulator has ordered operators to shut down services along the border with India citing security reasons, authorities said in a statement...

    Mobile network coverage has been suspended for one kilometre along the entire border with India until further notice “for the sake of the country's security in the current circumstances”, officials said in the statement, which was released on Monday...

  • 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...

    "This channel is suspended on orders of Pemra," read a message appearing on multiple news channels...

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