News & Press Release

Press Releases

Clarification with regard to Public Service Messages aired on Diamer-Bhasha & Mohmand Dams Fund (February 27, 2019)

Chairman PEMRA visits PEMRA Regional Office Lahore (October 11, 2018)

Chairman PEMRA assumes charge today (June 29, 2018)

PEMRA issues show cause notices to four channels for airing indian content (May 22, 2018)

PEMRA COC recommends fine on ‘BOL NEWS’ for launching hate campaign in Aamir Liaquat’s programme ’Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga’ (December 8, 2017)

PEMRA Uploads Questionnaire On Satellite TV Policy on its Website, Invites Stakeholders, General Public to give their Input (December 5, 2017)

PEMRA issued directions to restore all TV Channels on their original positions (November 26, 2017)


Airing of fake news: PEMRA forwards IB’s complaint against ‘ARY News’ to COC for necessary action (September 29, 2017)

Show cause issued to Geo News for airing content in violation of code of conduct during Shahzaib Khanzada’s Programme (September 27, 2017)

Fire Fighting training, mock exercise held at PEMRA Head Office (September 27, 2017)

PEMRA Issues Warning to ARY Digital for Airing Advertisement Prohibited by PEMRA (August 10, 2017)

PEMRA Warns Dharti TV for Broadcasting Advertisement on Black Magic (August 10, 2017)

PEMRA Issues Warning to Samaa TV over Airing Suicide Scenes (August 10, 2017)

PEMRA Issues Warning to Apna TV for Airing Indecent Content in their Morning Show (August 10, 2017)

SHC Allows Indian Dramas on ‘Urdu-1’; Stops PEMRA from Proceeding against Law Violators; PEMRA to Challenge order in SC (July 14, 2017)

Complaints against TV Dramas, Commercials & Morning Shows: PEMRA to hold Consultative Meeting with Stakeholders (March 13, 2017)

Media Asked to Show Respect for Terror Victims, their Family Members (February 17, 2017)

PEMRA banned Dr. Shahid Masood and his programme for 30 days starting from today February 13, 2017, 08:00 p.m. (February 13, 2017)

SC sets aside contempt notices to PEMRA Chairman, summons Bol News management on Feb 6 (January 31, 2017)

PEMRA determined to vigorously contest cases, resolves 124th meeting of the PEMRA Authority (January 31, 2017)

PEMRA bans Aamir Liaquat and his programme (January 26, 2017)

PEMRA CoC Recommends Imposing Fine of Rs. 50,000 on Channel 24 for Non-appearance (January 15, 2017)

Complaints on Social Media: PEMRA Teams Seize Equipment from Cable Networks in Jampur, Pattoki (January 13, 2017)

PEMRA Team Raids Illegal Cable Network in UmerKot; Confiscates Equipment (January 13, 2017)

H’onable Lahore High Court Grants Stay order to Channel 24 (December 26, 2016)

Channel 24 Licence suspended for 7 Days (December 23, 2016)

COC recommends Rs. 1 Million fine on Channel 24 (December 15, 2016)

PEMRA suspended Licenses of Two TV Channels (November 26, 2016)

PEMRA imposed a complete ban on TV & FM radios to broadcast Indian content (October 19, 2016)

PEMRA receives complaint from PTI, CoC to hear case on 15th July, 2016 (July 13, 2016)

PEMRA CoC Imposed Fine on Royal News (June 30, 2016)

PEMRA approves licensing for Loop Holder for Cable TV and IPTV (June 29, 2016)

PEMRA banned Geo Entertainment programme “Inaam Ghar” for 3 days (June 27, 2016)

PEMRA CoC Imposed Fine on Samaa TV (June 23, 2016)

113th meeting of PEMRA Authority (May 23, 2016)

PEMRA Authority Deliberates on DTH Licensing Regime (May 18, 2016)

PEMRA Holds Meeting with PBA and Cable Operators to discuss Digitalization of Cable TV Networks (May 11, 2016)

PEMRA imposes fine of Rupees One Lac on Neo TV Channel and directs to air apology (May 11, 2016)

Meeting with PBA & CAP on Digitalization, Postponed (May 3, 2016)

Shahid Masood Withdraws Complaint against Private TV Channels; Seeks Adjournment on Finance Minister’s Complaint (April 30, 2016)

Hearing of Shahid Masood’s Complaint against Information Minister adjourned till April 29, 2016 (April 8, 2016)

PEMRA awards Mobile TV License. Legal due diligence report for DTH Licensing also discussed (March 30, 2016)

PEMRA Advises Channels to responsibly cover Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi incidents today (March 27, 2016)

PEMRA Council adjourns complaint of Shahid Masood till April 8 on his Request with displeasure on his non appearance (March 24, 2016)

PEMRA Finalizes minimum standards for Digital Cable TV Set-Top Boxes (March 22, 2016)

Chairman PEMRA meets CM Punjab – Discussed matters relating to facilitation and growth of Electronic Media (March 17, 2016)

PEMRA issues Advice to GEO News on airing footage of death scene (March 16, 2016)

PEMRA Directs Samaa TV to Air apology on NAB’s complaint (March 16, 2016)

PEMRA directs TV, Radio & Cable operators to stop advertisements of Quacks, Hakeem, Peers & Aamils (March 10, 2016)



Judgment in SUO MOTU CASE NO.28 of 2018 Regarding Discussion in TV Talk Show with regard to a Sub-judice Matter (November 15, 2018)

PEMRA issues show cause notices to Six STV Channels on violating ECP’s Code of Conduct for Media (July 25, 2018)

Advice Regarding General Elections – 2018 (July 23, 2018)

PEMRA issues instructions to all STV Channels & FM Radio Licensees not to air insolent worded media campaign of any political party (July 10, 2018)

PEMRA issues notice to all STV Channels FM Radio Licensees to ensure fair and balanced coverage (July 10, 2018)

Application Form for Satellite Television Broadcast Station License (June 13, 2018)

Public Hearing for Grant of Direct to Home (DTH) Distribution Service Licences (June 10, 2018)

Invitation to Apply for Satellite Television Broadcast Station Licence (June 10, 2018)

Compliance of The Hon’ble Supreme Court of Pakistan orders in the matter of Human Rights Case No. 22753-S of 2018 (June 9, 2018)

PEMRA prohibits Bol News to broadcast or Re-broadcast, programmes titled “Ramzan Main Bol” and “Aisa Nahi Chalay Ga” (May 25, 2018)

Public Announcement (May 22, 2018)

PEMRA Chairman Relinquishes his Charge after Lahore High Court Decision. (December 18, 2017)

Consultation regarding policy on Electronic Media / Satellite TV (December 5, 2017)

Guidelines of the Authority on Media Coverage of Sit-in at Faizabad, Islamabad (November 26, 2017)

Consultation on Dubbing of Foreign Content in Urdu or other Local or Regional Languages on Landing Rights and Satellite TV Channels (July 7, 2017)

Recruitment Notice for the Post of Programme Manager / Broadcasting Engineer (Television) (March 8, 2017)

PEMRA Issues Show Cause Notices to 29 TV Channels for airing false News (February 23, 2017)

PEMRA issues show cause notice to Hum TV on violation of Code of Conduct (February 20, 2017)

PEMRA issues show cause notice to Geo (February 17, 2017)

Prohibition Orders Under Section 27 of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 (February 13, 2017)

Show cause Notice issued to Bol News (January 31, 2017)

Cable operators met Chairman PEMRA, Absar Alam and his team (January 11, 2017)

Update regarding amendments in Terms & Conditions of DTH License (November 22, 2016)

Update regarding Shortlisted Applicants for DTH Licenses (November 14, 2016)

Update Regarding DTH Licensing (November 10, 2016)

Tentative Schedule of Bidding FM Radio Licensing Phase-IX (October 26, 2016)

Attention Notice (Compliance of PEMRA Act is mandatory before placing order for the import of Transmitting Equipment) (October 24, 2016)

Extension in Deadline for submission of DTH Applications (August 13, 2016)

Update in IM and or Amendments in Associated Documents (July 26, 2016)

Final Show Cause Notice – Muhammad Altaf (July 10, 2016)


Show Cause Notice