August 09, 2017
Published 14 days ago
ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Wednesday directed all cable TV operators across the country not to violate laws.
A PEMRA press release said the operators were told to “refrain from being part of any illegal activity including but not limited to distributing, shuffling or repositioning the transmission of licensed TV channels, illegally off-airing of transmission and complete suspension of transmission.”
The regulator said it was determined to enforce and establish its writ and warned of strict legal action against the licensees or any other element found involved in violating its rules.
Dawn, December 15, 2016
So I call my relative who is a retired general and I begin to sing ‘eppybirddaytoyoo’ in that falsetto tone we all use to denote unbridled joy and warmth and he says, not you too, please stop right this instance, don’t even think of continuing…
Hey, I say, why the grumpy mood?
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Three progressive periodicals - Savera (edited by Zaheer Kashmiri), Naqoosh (edited by Ahmed Nadim Qasmi) and Adab-i-Latif (edited by Mirza Adeeb) - were proscribed by the Muslim League government of Punjab for six months in 1948. This was the first attack on the freedom of press in the country (The Press in Chains - Zamir Jafri).
A summary military court sentenced the editor of Kaenat, Bahawalpur, Waliullah Ahad, and its reporter, Bashir Anwar, for 15 and nine months’ rigorous imprisonment respectively and fined them Rs10,000 each, on charges of “spreading hatred and dissatisfaction against the government.” On vigorous agitation by PFUJ and CPNE, the Ayub government ordered their release after three months.