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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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Sindh High Court SHC suspends ministry notice on ARY News

KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: The Sindh High Court on Saturday suspended an interior ministry notice until Aug 17 that cancelled security clearance of ARY News. A bench comprising Justice Adnan Iqbal Chaudhry also issued notices to the interior secretary, the chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, a federal...

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Interior ministry cancels NOC of ARY News

The Ministry of Interior has cancelled the no-objection certificate (NOC) of ARY Communications Private Ltd, citing "adverse reports from agencies" as the reason behind the decision, it emerged on Friday. The notification issued by the ministry, dated August 11, to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority...

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Pemra moves against ARY News after licence revoked

ISLAMABAD: In an unprecedented move, the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) revoked the operating licence of ARY News late on Friday night after the security clearance of the channel was withdrawn by the Ministry of Interior, paving the way for the permanent closure of...

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PPF condemns removal of broadcast, show-cause notice and case registration, arrest of ARY News staff; calls for free expression to be guaranteed

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) condemns the steps taken by authorities against ARY News channel in recent days including disruption in broadcast, issuance of a show-cause notice and case registrations as well as the arrests of ARY journalists and staff. These steps are pressure tactics to...

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PEMRA warns TV channels to refrain from airing content against state institutions

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Tuesday warned all television channels to refrain from airing content against state institutions. The electronic media regulator directed the TV channels to avoid spreading propaganda, misinformation and disinformation against the institutions. According to PEMRA, the misinformation and disinformation spread by...

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