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TV channels directed not to air dramas with controversial themes

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed all the television channels to avoid air dramas containing controversial themes, indecent dressing and gesture, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday.     In a statement, the authority said that such content is not only distressing for the viewers but is also against the commonly accepted standards of decency. It further said that prevalent, rampant trend of airing quiet bold themes in Pakistani drama industries has resulted in massive…

New regulatory authority to replace Pemra: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Thursday said that government will establish a new media regulatory authority by abolishing the existing Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), ARY News reported. While addressing the Senate's Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad on Thursday, Fawad said the Ministry of Information has prepared a draft law in this regard which has been sent to all stakeholders to solicit their recommendations. The…

Pemra directs all channels to strictly adhere to media ethics

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed all news and current affairs channels to strictly adhere to media ethics while reporting incidents related to violence, crime, sexual abuse, terrorism, abduction, natural disaster and so on. The authority had already issued an advice on the same matter last month in which all news channels were requested to ensure strict compliance to the provisions of the Electronic Media (Prorgammes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct 2015 and to specifically…

Pemra ‘advises’ TV channels to avoid airing content criticizing judiciary over dam fund

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday reprimanded the electronic media for airing programmes containing statements by different people against judiciary with regard to Diamer-Bhasha, Mohamand Dam Fund. "A trend has been observed wherein news and current affairs channels have been found airing live programs of different politicians, analysts and legal fraternity containing aspersions against the judiciary, while referring to Diamer-Bhasha Dam Fund, without any editorial control,"…

Pemra urges media houses to exhibit sobriety while covering elections

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has asked all media houses to exhibit sobriety while covering general elections 2018. In an advisory, the Pemra said all the licensees were obliged to follow code of conduct for political parties, contesting candidates, election and polling agents and code of conduct of media for general election issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). It said that it was obligatory on media to inform and educate public about relevant electoral matters and…

SC orders appointment of PEMRA chairman within two days

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday issued a notice to the government to appoint Mirza Saleem Baig as chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) within two days. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar took up the hearing of a case pertaining to the appointment of chairman PEMRA on Wednesday. During the course of hearing, anchors of private media outlets raised objection that Saleem Baig does not meet the requirement of the qualification for the top post. The apex court had constituted a…