Jan 01: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has put 30-day ban on the broadcast of a Neo TV’s programme “Harf-I-Raz” for violating the PEMRA ordinance 2002 and several other rules. https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=01_01_2019_005_005
Jan 02: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority cautions TV channels on discussing sub judice cases. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/413761-pemra-cautions-tv-channels-on-discussing-sub-judice-cases
Jan 04: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority issues advice to TV channels on airing “misleading and indecent advertisements” on healthcare and fitness. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/414583-pemra-issues-advice-to-tv-channels-on-ads
Jan 09: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority advised all channels to observe decency in non-news channels, as bold themes have “resulted in massive public complaints.” https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_01_2019_005_004
Jan 15: Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry states that PTI government will table bill on protection of journalists in the Parliament. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1888786/1-information-ministry-table-bill-protection-journalists-fawad-chaudhry/?fbclid=IwAR0euG_Q24fFLcKXm4Gh62dAs5g2cb2CPX_bKXbkqvKFMQcJv9Eswk0cwWk
Jan 25: The federal cabinet approved formation of the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) that envisages merger of all bodies regulating media, including the print and electronic media.