pakistan electronic media regulatory authority

‘Ek Tha Tiger’ not anti-Pakistan, assures Kabir Khan


July 11th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Director Kabir Khan is upset after "Ek Tha Tiger" promos were banned in Pakistan following allegations that it portrays the neighbouring country's intelligence agency in ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pakistan police to launch FM radio


June 11th, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan will soon launch a "Police FM" radio service to provide information about traffic jams, accidents, crimes and weather conditions besides broadcasting interviews and talk shows ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistan readies code of conduct for media


March 1st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Pakistan is preparing a code of conduct for the media, says Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan, but journalists view the move with alarm.Awan ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

No intention to curb media: Pakistani minister


February 28th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) The Pakistani government does not intend to impose curbs on the media, Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan assured after the media did not ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Two foreign channels for kids get Pakistan’s nod


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Two foreign satellite TV channels, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, have been granted permission to air programmes in Pakistan, said a minister.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No licence to any Indian channel: Pakistani minister


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) No licence has been issued to any Indian or Indian content channels, a Pakistani minister has clarified.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Monday informed ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Malik orders immediate blockage of anti-Islam websites


January 14th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 14(ANI): Interior Minister Rehman Malik has taken strong note of websites and SMSes propagating an anti-Islam agenda, and ordered an immediate blockage of such sites within 24 hours.Malik ordered the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

PEMRA fines two TV channels for promoting terrorism, blood and gore


January 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.12 (ANI): The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has imposed a fine of one million rupees each on two private TV channels -- SAMAA and Waqt TV -- for projecting ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistani TV channels fined for interviews of Taseer’s killer


January 11th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistan's media regulatory authority Tuesday imposed a penalty on two private television channels for airing interviews of the assassin of Salman Taseer, governor of Punjab province.Taseer was killed ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Now, Pak Punjab govt seeks ban on unIslamic “Amar Chitra Katha” cartoons


September 7th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 7 (ANI): The Punjab government in Pakistan has formed a committee to hold discussions and present a report on the broadcasting of Hindu mythology cartoons like "Amar Chitra Katha", and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Blocking TV channels’ transmission criminal, says Pak Chief Justice


August 14th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 14(ANI): Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has said that blocking the transmission of television channels, including the Karachi-based Geo News, was criminal.Chaudhry made these remarks during a hearing of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

BBC Pakistan to challenge ban on its radio services


June 7th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jun.7 (ANI): The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has decided to challenge a ban imposed on its bulletins being aired on different radio channels across Pakistan.Terming the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

24 BBC partner stations go off air in Pakistan


April 30th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) As many as 24 FM partner stations of BBC in Pakistan have been ordered to cease broadcasting BBC Urdu service news bulletins. BBC World Service said 24 of its ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pak govt. committed to bring Benazir’s assassins to justice at any cost: Kaira


April 20th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.20 (ANI): Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has said the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) government is committed to bring the masterminds of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Buying porn CDs, DVDs as easy as purchasing apple in Karachi


April 15th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Apr.15 (ANI): Karachi, Pakistan's financial capital has virtually turned into a hub where pornographic CDs and DVDs can be accessed as easily as one buys apple from a fruit vendor.With almost ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Punjab assembly urges govt. to deny transit route to ‘enemy’ India


January 27th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan.27 (ANI): Punjab provincial assembly members have urged the Gilani government, through a resolution, to refuse any transit trade facility to India through Pakistan until the resolution of the water dispute ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

PML-Q calls for halting Indian TV broadcast in Pakistan


August 10th, 2009 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) information secretary and senator Tariq Azeem has said transmission of all Indian channels being relayed in the country be stopped in line with ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Govt. to act against Taliban if they don’t disarm


April 15th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 15 (ANI): If the Taliban refuse to disarm following the implementation of the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation, 2009, the Pakistan Government will take action after taking people into confidence, Information Minister ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Sherry Rehman denies resigning from PPP


March 18th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.18 (ANI): Pakistan People Party (PPP) leader and former information minister Sherry Rehman Wednesday denied reports that she had resigned from the party. She told newsmen that she did want to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Zardaris aides force Sherry Rehman to resign


March 14th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 14 (ANI): Pakistans Information Minister Sherry Rehman resigned following differences over governments handling of the electronic media and insistence by President Asif Zardari and his close aides to impose ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Senate asks Govt. to ban Indian channels


February 9th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb. 9 (ANI): The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting has called on the federal government to immediately ban the broadcast of Indian television channels in Pakistan. According to The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan panel recommends ban on Indian channels


February 9th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 9 (IANS) A Pakistan Senate committee Monday recommended immediate banning of Indian TV channels in the country, Geo TV reported.The Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting asked the ministry of ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Pak to have ten new satellite TV channels


November 26th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 26 (ANI): The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has reportedly approved ten new satellite YV channels.The decision to give new licences was taken at PEMRAs its 51st meeting ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Transmission of two Pakistani channels stopped in Karachi


November 17th, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 17 (IANS) The transmission of two leading Pakistani news channels was stopped Monday in Karachi and several other cities of Sindh province but no government department has taken responsibility for ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak moral police ask cable operators not to air obscene Star Plus TV channel


November 14th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 14 (ANI): A top cop in Gujranwala town in Pakistan has reportedly directed the local cablewallahs not to air Indian entertainment channel Star Plus because programmes running on this ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pak PM says NA will decide working ties with President


May 5th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by admin
Multan, May 5 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that matters relating to the Presidency will be handled constitutionally and the issue of forging a working relationship with ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

PEMRA Bill democratic governments gift to media: Sherry Rehman


April 11th, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 11 (ANI): Pakistan Information Minister Sherry Rehman introduced a parliamentary bill to lift harsh restrictions from live broadcasts, cancellations of licenses and confiscation of equipment today. The Government tabled the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kashmir issue resolution key to Pak-India CBM success: Gilani


March 30th, 2008 - 10:21 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar.30 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Makhdoom Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the success of the confidence building measures introduced jointly by his country and India since 2004 would be ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Restoration of judges will not be compromised: PML-N


March 25th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 25 (ANI): The Pakistan Mulim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentary leader, Nisar Ali Khan has said that the issue of the restoration of the sacked judiciary and the 'dictatorial' rule of ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Nod for bringing PEMRA under Pakistan PMs control


March 5th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 5 (ANI): In what appears to be a reversal of his last years decision, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has given his silent nod for PEMRAs (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Senate Opposition to axe amended PEMRA laws


February 25th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb 25 (ANI): The combined opposition in the Pakistan Senate is set to give its first jolt to President Pervez Musharraf by disapproving two Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) laws ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak journalist union fears TV channel blackout during Feb 18 polls


February 16th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb 16 (ANI): The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) fears that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) will suspend the transmission of some TV channels before and during the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak media not free, journos not safe, says Reporters Sans Frontiers


January 10th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Paris, Jan 10 (ANI): The Reporters Sans Frontiers, an international non-governmental organisation devoted to freedom of press, has said that despite President Pervez Musharrafs repeated assurances, the Pakistani media was not allowed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN body concerned over rights violation in Pakistan


December 19th, 2007 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Dec 19 (ANI): The United Nations Human Rights Council has expressed grave concern over the violation of human rights in Pakistan during its Sixth Session in Geneva. The Secretary-General of the Human ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

No more live phone talks on Pak TV: PEMRA


December 12th, 2007 - 3:17 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 12 (ANI): The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued another warning to satellite television channels, directing them not to air live telephone talks, which can contain baseless propaganda ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Subscribe