December 26, 2016
ISLAMABAD – The Lahore High Court has granted stay to Channel 24 over a week-long seven-hour daily ban on its transmission imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
The watchdog announced slapping the ban last week after the channel aired a fake audio clip of passengers on board Flight PK 661 that crashed in Havelian on December 7.
The erring channel was also fined Rs1million after it failed to furnish proof of the audio clip’s authenticity.
The ban was to come into effect from December 27.
Daily Times, December 22, 2016
We all have favorite daydreams. The ones we reel off on the megaplex screen in our minds at 2:00 am when sleep has done the disappearing act and we are either cricket champions bringing home the World Cup or celebrity singers belting out big hits to an audience of thousands or Oscar winners giving 'thank you' speeches or pre ...Read more...
In 2002, an ordinance was issued by the military government of General Pervez Musharraf to set up the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to “facilitate and regulate” private electronic media.
In 1948, arrest warrants for Faiz Ahmed Faiz were issued for a news item published in Imroze, Lahore. He was set free honorably (The Press in Chains -Zamir Jafri).