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Has Khadija Siddiqi’s case exposed Pakistan’s ‘unjust’ Justice System?

News Analysis | The Lahore High Court has released the detailed judgment in Khadija Siddiqi case. A few days ago, the court had ordered to...

Illegal media practices prevail in Pakistan – PEMRA takes notice

News Analysis | Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (PEMRA) Council of Complaints Lahore took notice of derogatory language used in various drama’s aired on Pakistani...

Babar Awan files a petition in IHC seeking a ban on...

News Analysis | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) received a petition seeking a ban on speeches of the disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. It...

IHC orders halting of TV shows ‘promoting obscenity, indecency’ in Ramazan

News Analysis | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered to put an end to the airing of programmes like 'Neelam Ghar' and those "appearing to...

Judicial control on television content questions PEMRA’s efficacy

News Analysis | The superior judiciary’s hold on the content being broadcasted by the national media is on the rise - with judgments and rulings...

Foreign content hijacking Pakistani channels

News Desk | On Sunday actors, directors and producers from Pakistan's drama industry protested against the illegitimate running of foreign content on Pakistani TV channels...

Geo falls in line over salary delays after Chief Justice’ intervention

News Analysis | Mian Saqib Nisar, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, added one more victory to his achievements on World Press Freedom Day: He winded...

Miftah Ismail’s appointment as Finance Minister is continuity of PML-N’s dark...

News Analysis | The embattled Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) set another precedent, in bad taste, days before the culmination of its tenure. This was...

Pakistan’s democracy: Jithay dee Khothee Uthaay Aan Khalothee!

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi  | There's a saying in Punjabi. "Jithay dee Khothee uthay aan khalothee". Loosely translated: The she donkey (or whatever one calls a...

CJP’s intervention for independent PEMRA is a ray of hope for...

News Analysis | Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, has clarified on Monday that the Apex Court wanted to end the Government’s control over...

Why is PML-N campaigning against the Judiciary?

News Analysis | The Lahore High Court (LHC) has banned the airing of alleged "anti-judiciary speeches" made by the ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter...

Nawaz Sharif’s Anti-Judiciary campaign: Will it ensure his relevance for PML-N?

News Analysis | A three-judge full bench has been constituted by the chief justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) Muhammad Yawar Ali on March 20th ...

“Time to apologize has passed”, SC tells Dr. Shahid Masood after...

News Analysis | Dr. Shahid Masood offered his verbal apology in front of highest court of the country today, after a Joint Investigation Team, or...

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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