Durrani vows action against illegal cable operators
ISLAMABAD, July 04 2006: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Muhammad Ali Durrani on July 03 categorically stated that the government will take punitive measures against illegal cable operators. The minister said, “Illegal channels are not allowed and punitive measures would be taken with all available resources at the disposal of the government to check such illegal transmission.”
He minister was talking to a 15-member delegation of Cable Operators Association of Pakistan (CAP). The CAP representatives apprised the minister of their viewpoint on the imposition of Rs25 per connection per month excise duty in the Federal Budget 2006-07 and asked for its early removal. They briefed the minister about the decoders available in the market, which could facilitate a lot many illegal channels and asked for an early to check its further spreading.
The minister asked the cable operators to come up with concrete proposals so that the matter could be taken up at the appropriate level to address this issue. The Minister asked for full cooperation by the cable operators to help identify areas where such illegal decoders were in operation so that strict action Secretary Information Shahid Rafi was also present in the meeting. He told the delegation that their genuine demands would be facilitated.
Source: The News