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Over a dozen TV channels face fines for going wrong on Imran Khan's marriage

ISLAMABAD – Over a dozen television channels face fines of Rs500,000 each for airing what turned out to be a false news about Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan marrying a third time.

 

The Islamabad Council of Complaints of PEMRA recommended the fines in a meeting held here. Several television channels had a field day on July 12, repeatedly reporting that Khan had married again. His first two marriages with Jemima Khan an

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Over a dozen TV channels face fines for going wrong on Imran Khan's marriage

Axact-BOL chief Shoaib Shaikh may soon walk free

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court Saturday heard a case relating to selling of fake degrees involving Axact and BOL CEO Shoaib Shaikh and COO Waqas Atiq.

 

The lawyer representing the accused presented his arguments before the court. However, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) asked for changing the prosecution lawyer. Insiders say this was done to prolong the case.

 

The next hearing is schedule

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Axact-BOL chief Shoaib Shaikh may soon walk free

92 News crew attacked, one injured, DSNG van damaged

KARACHI – A crew of 92 News TV was attacked by unidentified men here Saturday damaging a Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van and injuring an engineer.

 

Reports said that the incident occurred in the Lines Area Unit 54 where the team was covering an event. Journalist unions condemned the attack and called for immediate arrest of the assailants.

 

There have been several previous attacks on news

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92 News crew attacked, one injured, DSNG van damaged

PEMRA notice to Express News for airing swear word

ISLAMABAD – Express News Television has been asked by PEMRA to explain why a swear word was allowed to go on air during their regular transmission on August 24.

 

In a letter to the channel’s CEO, PEMRA said the lapse occurred during the airing of a news conference by PML-N leader Ameen Afridi. It said this was a violation of the Code of Conduct for electronic media and also violated certain PEMRA laws.

 

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Journalist murdered in India

A Junagadh-based journalist Kishore Dave, the bureau chief of 'Jai Hind', a local daily, was found murdered at his workplace on Monday night. Unidentified assailants stabbed hi


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Owais Tohid joins Capital Television; to do a show soon

ISLAMABAD – Senior print and broadcast journalist Owais Tohid has joined Capital Television where he will soon start doing a show.

 

He sought support


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Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh acquitted in money laundering case

KARACHI - A sessions court here Wednesday acquitted Shoaib Ahmad Shaikh, the CEO of software company Axact in a money laundering case.

 

Shaikh, who also hea


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RIUJ, National Press Club protest violent attacks on media

ISLAMABAD – The Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) and National Press Club Tuesday staged a protest against the MQM-led attack on media houses in Karachi.


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Security of news organizations enhanced in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD - Following the attack on ARY News Teelvision in Karachi Monday, the Islamabad Police have enhanced security around media houses in the capital.

A police source said that supervisory officers of various police stations have been directed to monitor the security of their respective areas and keep a check on their sub


PEMRA tells TV channels not to air anti-Pakistan slogans

ISLAMABAD – In an advisory, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has told television channels not to air and re-run anti-Pakistan slogans from MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s speech on Monday.

 

PEMRA pointed out these slogans were repeatedly being aired in analysis and talk shows and dir


Attack on ARY News: IFJ calls for urgent action against inciter, perpetrators

BRUSSELS - The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called for urgent action to be taken against those who incited and carried out violent attacks on media companies in Karachi.

The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) strongly condemned the attacks, including the assault on 22 August on the ARY News TV s


Forces seal MQM headquarters after TV station attack

KARACHI - Paramilitary forces have sealed the headquarters of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in Karachi and detained five of its top leaders, after supporters of the party stormed the office of a television channel.

Supporters of MQM rushed to the office of ARY News Monday shortly after their leader Altaf Hussain, who lives i


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