Freedom of Expression

Pemra places ban on live speeches of Imran Khan

Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned live speeches of PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to a private TV channel. According to a declaration issued by the authority, “the PTI chairman is levelling baseless allegations against the institutions so...

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Journalist granted interim bail

ISLAMABAD: Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Zeba Chaudhry on Tuesday granted pre-arrest interim bail to journalist Khawar Ghumman in the FIR registered for inciting mutiny. Ghumman has applied for pre arrest bail in the case. The court after hearing the preliminary arguments granted him pre-arrest...

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Pemra denies role in suspension of ARY News

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday directed the Pakistan Elect­ronic Media Regulatory Aut­hority (Pemra) to issue a circular that it has not suspended the transmission of ARY News and has no objection if cable operators restore the channel at the same position as it...

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PPF strongly condemns government decision to revoke ARY News NOC; demand notice for NOC cancellation be taken back

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) strongly condemns the government’s decision to cancel the “No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for ARY, that effectively suspended news transmission from this television channel. However the Sindh High Court has since suspended the notice to cancel the NOC till August 17. We urge the...

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