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PEMRA bans Valentine’s Day celebration on all media

News Desk | Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has called all TV and radio channels to avoid promoting Valentine's Day in a reminder notice issued...

Using nepotism in the pursuit of ‘Power’

Shiffa Yousafzai | Suo motu action taken by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and his summon spree in the last few...

SC issues contempt of court notices to Daniyal Aziz and Talal...

News Analysis | The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has issued contempt of court notices to PML-N leaders Daniyal Aziz and Talal Chaudhry. Both leaders...

Islamabad High Court undertakes contempt of court petition against Nawaz, Maryam

News Analysis | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) accepted a contempt of court petition against former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz on...

Supreme Court questions the role of media and intelligence agencies in...

News Analysis- The Supreme Court has questioned the alleged role of Intelligence agencies and media in the Faizabad sit-in. Today, a two-member bench of the...

PEMRA and the fate of Indian shows

News Analysis | The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has decided to approach the Supreme Court against an interim order of the Sindh High...

Will CPEC negatively affect the social culture of Pakistan?

Raheel Hassan | The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a buzz-word in the region today. China finds it as a conduit to expand its tentacles,...

Pakistan: Big Brother is watching you!

The Pakistan Electronic Media Authority or PEMRA, as it is colloquially referred to, was formed in 2002 with the mandate to “facilitate and promote...

Government’s attack on free speech for Army or for self interest?

On Sunday, in a statement issued by the interior ministry, the media was told that the Interior Minister Chaudhury Nisar has instructed the Federal...

Is Siasat.pk banning part of an Orwellian control by the Government?

On May 5th, popular Pakistani news forum Siasat.pk found that their Facebook page had disappeared with no intimation, warning, notification, or explanation by Facebook....

Freedom of Press in Pakistan under threat from multiple fronts

After a decade or more of free electronic media in Pakistan - one of General Musharraf's positive legacies- multiple attempts are now being made...

Watchers responses to General Musharraf’s debut on Bol TV

Former President and a retired general of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, has chosen media as his post retirement career with weekly show ‘Sab Se Pehle...

Pakistan Supreme Court questions government over wasting public’s money by using...

The Supreme Court has declared government practice of using private lawyers to plead its cases in court as inappropriate. Justice Qazi Faez Isa wrote...

Why is PEMRA not playing its actual role?

Imtiaz Gul | There is no doubt under its new leadership Pemra has started playing an active role in regulating the electronic media.  The latest...

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Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

MQM drama continues: Farooq Sattar elected party chief again

News Desk | Farooq Sattar has been elected as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener in the intraparty elections held on Sunday. The elections were...

Businessmen term fuel price hike ‘bad move’ for PML-N

News Desk | The Businessmen Panel (BMP) expressed their disapproval of the price hike on the petrol and diesel products, which came into effect from...

Indian Minister demands ban on Atif and Rahat for being Pakistani

Indian Minister, Babul Supriyo, in his recent statement has demanded to ban Pakistani singers Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in India citing...

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