Cable operators warn of network shutdown -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Cable operators warn of network shutdown

HYDERABAD, May 11: Local cable operators announced on Sunday they would shut down the cable network after the end of there 24-hour ultimatum to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to cancel the licences issued on or after Jan 1.

The leaders of the group, Mukhtar Ahmed, Raheel Kaimkhani and Asif Abbasi said at a news conference at the press club that they would be compelled to close their business if Pemra failed to meet their demands.

They demanded that the Pemra chief Ashfaq Ahmed Jumani should be suspended, old cable operators should be provided protection and their representatives should be taken into confidence over new rules and regulations.

They said that if the new licenses were not cancelled they would send their licenses to Pemra and stage hunger strikes. All the cable operators of the country would close down their businesses, they said.
Source: Dawn
Date:5/12/2008