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PEMRA issues advice to electronic media to install time delay mechanism ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Thursday issued an advice to the electronic media to install time-delay mechanism to avoid broadcast of offensive audio or visual material.The PEMRA letter said that almost on daily basis, PEMRA has been reminding all TV channels to install time-delay mechanism at their respective PCRs/MCRs to avoid broadcast of audio and visual material which viewers find offensive and also cause to violate PEMRA laws.Wednesday night, again due to the non-installation of time- delay mechanism, on all TV channels at around 09:05 p.m., a word went on air during Director General Inter Services Public Relations live press conference which was inappropriate and could have been avoided, had the system been in place.PEMRA has advised all the TV channels, once again, to install time-delay mechanism as soon as possible. PEMRA is determined to implement law across the board without fear or favour. As a media stake ...

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Int'l buyers' attention urged for flourishing gemstone industry in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Potential international buyers are required to be attracted in a more focussed wayto promote gemstone industry in Pakistan as the country is not only blessed with the large reserves of mineral ores but also known for the world's most-glittering gemstones.The wide-range of gemstones including sapphires from Kashmir, emeralds from Swat, rubies from the northern areas and pink topazes from Katlang, Mardan, and good quality zircon, different varieties of quartz, aquamarine, tourmaline, sphene, spinel, zoisite ...

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Senate body for value addition, innovation in textile sector ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Textile Industry on Thursday stressed the need for value addition and adopting the modern innovative methods in textile industry to enhance the country's exports.The meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Textile Industry was held under the chairmanship of Senator Mohsin Aziz here."We should adopt the modern tools and follow the innovation and research in textile to make our products competitive in the international markets in this sector", Mohsin Aziz said.He ...

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Govt passing benefit of decline in rates of petroleum products to public ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahzadi Umerzadi Tiwana Wednesday said the government was passing the benefit of decline in the rates of petroleum products in international market to general public.Answering a question in National Assembly, she said the current government had taken fruitful steps to discover oil resources in the country. She said there were seven components to accumulate the prices of oil goods, saying the changes to crude oil could be ...

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Rs183bn Gas Infrastructure Development Cess collected ISLAMABAD: The government has collected around Rs183 billion on account of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) from January 2012 to December 31, 2015, official sources in Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources said."The GIDC was levied from January 2012 and the amount collected under GIDC stood at Rs183.86bn," they told APP.Giving province-wise breakup, they said Rs133.22bn were collected from Sindh, Rs4.703bn from Balochistan, Rs38.226bn and Rs6.763bn from Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa respectively.They said the amount, ...

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FCCI demands scope of amnesty under Voluntary Tax Scheme for SMEs FAISALABAD: President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) Chaudhary Muhammad Nawaz Tuesday demanded to enhance the scope of amnesty under Voluntary Tax Scheme to the entire SMEs sector without any discrimination of trader or industry. Addressing the 8th All Pakistan Chamber's Presidents Conference (APCPC) organized by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (RCCI) at Bhurban, he said that Government should take the business community into confidence while formulating its tax and economy related policies ...

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47pc work completed on Tarbela 4th extension project so far ISLAMABAD: As many as 47 per cent work has been completed on the Tarbela 4th Extension Power Project so far and it will be completed by June 2017.Talking to APP, Project Director Tarbela 4th Extension Power Project Shoail Khan said that the project would cost $ 920 million and additional 1410 MW cheaper hydel electricity would be generated.He said that earlier the project was scheduled to be completed in 2018, but on the directive of ...