April 10, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Regulator PEMRA Monday served a show-cause notice on Geo TV for airing news about Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme and the Higher Education Commission, alleging that 1800 students were given laptops again while another 2500 held fake identity cards.
The HEC dismissed the news, aired on April 3, as baseless and filed a complaint with PEMRA seeking action against the channel for tainting the organization’s image.
PEMRA said Geo had violated rules and regulations which it had accepted at the time of obtaining its license.
The channel has been given seven days to submit a reply.
The Nation, November 28, 2016
Every so often we hear of some person who has been arrested for touching someone’s child. His defense is always that it was an innocent gesture of affection or that he was struck by a bout of homesickness and thinking of his own children back home and meant no harm.
Probably he did not mean anything untoward and one ...Read more...
National Press Trust, a newspaper and publishing amalgamation, was established in March 1964 to control mass media. It was taken over by the government in 1972.
On December 25, 1952, The Evening Times (later Times of Karachi) published a front-page editorial and a cartoon accusing the government of plunging the country into chaos. On December 30 Z A Suleri, printer publisher Khurshid Alam, and cartoonist N.M. Katpal were arrested on charges of sedition.