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PEMRA Bans Mubashir Lucman and Khara Sach after LHC Orders

Mubashir Lucman Khara Such

After Lahore High Court’s decision against the news anchor, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) went ahead to ban Mubashir Lucman and his television show ‘Khara Such’ till further proceedings are finalized. “We just obeyed the orders of LHC and the ban will remain in force till hearing of the case (on Nov 11) […]

Supreme Court reinstates acting chairman of PEMRA

PEMRA acting chairman Pervaiz Rathore reinstated

Pakistan Supreme Court has reinstated acting chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Pervaiz Rathore and Executive Member Kamaluddin Tipo on Monday August 11, 2014.  Islamabad High Court had earlier suspended the appointments of the two officials. Chief Justice Nisir-ul-Mulk heading the three member bench ruled that acting chairman Pervaiz Rathore and Executive Member […]

Karira for code of conduct to air foreign contents on TV channels

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira Wednesday suggested in the Senate a debate on defining a code of conduct for airing of foreign content on TV channels.   The Senate was informed on Wednesday that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has not received any orders from Supreme Court of Pakistan regarding banning on […]

Supreme Court issues contempt of court notice to MQM’s Altaf Hussain

The Supreme Court has served a contempt notice to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain over his recent telephonic address to his party workers in Karachi.   A three-member bench presided by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry issued the contempt of court notice under Article 204 of the Constitution and Section 3 of the […]

Human Rights Watch urges Pakistani Judges to halt criticism bans

The Human Rights Watch said Tuesday Pakistan’s judges should cease using their contempt of court powers to prevent the media from airing programming critical of the judiciary.   A press statement from the HRW said, Since Pakistan’s independent judiciary was restored to office in 2009, the judiciary has repeatedly sought to prevent its criticism in […]

PEMRA takes notice of banned entertainment channels

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chairman Dr Abdul Jabbar while taking notice of the issue expressed concerns on closure of some entertainment channels on cable networks.   In a statement issued, the chairman said that some licensed cable operators have reportedly blocked the channels owing to a dispute between Cable Operators of Pakistan (CAP) […]

Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry orders blocking of anti-Islam videos

Directing Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block links to all blasphemous videos including a recently uploaded anti-Islam movie on YouTube, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry asked it to take down all the relevant material. Moreover, the chief justice directed the authority to take down all profane material that disrespects Islam or Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in […]

PEMRA to define parameters of obscenity on electronic media

Over the directives of the Supreme Court, Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA) has decided to define the term obscenity in the context of electronic media. It called a meeting after the court had taken notice on petitions filed against obscenity and vulgarity on the TV channels. Although the existing laws bar TV channels or […]

Supreme Court asks PEMRA to stop obscenity on TV channels

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday said that a lot needed to be done to arrive at a definition of vulgarity and obscenity, directing PEMRA to stop it on TV channels. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar resumed hearing of a petition filed by Justice (Retd) Wajihuddin and […]

Hero TV drops Veena Malik from Ramadan transmission

Hero TV, the sister project of Express Media Group, has decided to drop controversial Pakistani actress Veena Malik from its Ramadan’s transmission, having achieved the desired attention and publicity for the newly launched project. Media reports quoting sources said that the decision was taken in the face of a mounting public criticism and an online […]

Information Minister Kaira urges media to work sensibly

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira, urged media owners to work sensibly, saying that the government has firm belief that independent and responsible media was imperative to flourish democracy in the country. Addressing an inaugural session of the two-day conference on media ethics, the minister commended the unprecedented sacrifices of the media […]

Full-court reviews plot to malign judiciary

The Supreme Court of Pakistan constituted a two-member committee to look into the possibility of initiating a contempt of court proceeding against leaked video footage of a Malik Riaz’s interview. A full court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry reviewed hotly debated controversy surrounding the behind-the-scenes footage of an interaction between two anchors of […]


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