PEMRA bans biscuit advertisement featuring Mehwish Hayat

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned the advertisement of biscuit featuring actress Mehwish Hayat. The directive from the regulatory body comes a day after the TV commercial went on air causing an uproar on social media in

SHC suspends PEMRA’s ban on drama ‘Jalan’

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has suspended Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)’s ban on the drama ‘Jalan’. According to the journalist’s tweet, PEMRA has removed the ban on the show. Sindh High Court to the rescue … the next

PEMRA bans repeat telecast of two drama serials over social values

KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned a repeat telecast of Pakistani drama serials ‘Pyar Ke Sadqay’ and ‘Ishqiya’ for being against social and religious values. According to a notification issued on Twitter, the action was taken

New media licenses to provide $3 billion investment

ISLAMABAD: New licenses issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) would inject investment of approximately $2-$3 billion, said Economic Survey 2019-2020 released on Thursday. The growth of the media industry has multiplied rapidly during the last decade, with a

Women’s Day: PEMRA advises TV channels not to air objectionable content

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has instructed the satellite TV channels across Pakistan to make sure that no unethical slogans, objectionable content regarding the International Women Day are aired. PEMRA in its press release advised to the satellite TV

PEMRA’s senior official suspended during harassment inquiry

ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday the Federal Ombudsman for the protection against harassment of women at the workplace terminated the service of a senior Pemra official to discourage interference in the investigation. Ombudsman Kashmala Tariq was hearing a complaint lodged against a

PEMRA imposes Rs 1 Mln fine on private TV Channel

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has imposed a fine of Rs one million on a private television news channel for airing defamatory content against Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari. The private news channel aired defamatory content against Special Assistant

PEMRA clarifies Draft Consultation paper on regulation Web TV, OTT

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has clarified the Draft consultation on regulation the Web TV and Over the Top (OTT) Content Services in Pakistan. According to a rebuttal issued by PEMRA today (Friday), the authority has asked for the

PEMRA bans Kashif Abbasi’s show for 60 days

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned ARY News anchorperson Kashif Abbasi from hosting his program, ‘Off the Record’, and from appearing on any other channel for 60 days. PEMRA issued the notice to Kashif Abbasi and shared

PEMRA chairman submits unconditional apology in IHC

ISLAMABAD:  Chairman PEMRA Mirza Saleem Baig submitted his unconditional apology in the Islamabad High Court in connection with a contempt of court case. The high court resumed the hearing of the contempt notice issued to the PEMRA chairman for using the

Stifling TV anchors’ opinions

PEMRA’s latest directive to bar TV anchors from offering their opinions during talk shows is just another move to impose curbs on the media and against freedom of expression. This will give impetus to concerns about rising state-sponsored censorship. Many

No ban on journalists appearing in TV talk shows as guests: PEMRA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said on Monday that the earlier directives were misinterpreted. According to sources, the notification of PEMRA stopped TV anchors from appearing as a guests on other TV talk shows. Also Read: PEMRA issue

PTI leaders oppose PEMRA order, defend media anchors

ISLAMABAD: Senior leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) opposed new order issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory (PEMRA) today on Monday and showed their support to media anchors. According to sources, the leaders took to twitter and expressed their views on

PEMRA issue directives for television channel owners

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) directed all the license holder satellite television channels not to mislead public by airing false news or mere speculations. Sources said that, PEMRA issued certain directives and encourage channel owners to build a committee. This