Pakistan

PEMRA bans Orya’s show for 30 days

Source: PT The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has rolled out a one-month ban on the broadcast of analyst Orya Maqbool Jan’s news and current affairs programme ‘Harf-e-Raaz’ for repeatedly violating PEMRA laws and code of conduct. According to a press release, the electronic media watchdog has banned Orya’s […]

Curbing the mullah

Source: Dawn In his 2003 book Uncensored, former general manager of PTV, Burhanuddin Hasan wrote that after coming to power in July 1977, one ‘advice’ which Gen Zia issued to PTV was that TV plays (and films) should always depict clerics in a positive light. The advice had been triggered […]