Five more cable operators’ lose licence
KARACHI- The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has cancelled the licences of five more cable operators relaying banned Indian channels.
According to the PTA sources, after receiving complaints about five cable operators for violation of PTA Act 1996, a team of the authority raided the offices of cable operators in Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Gulshan-e-Iqbal and cancelled their licences.
The cable operators whose licences were cancelled included Global Communication, Global Cable Network, Bisma Cable Network, LCO Universal Productions and Rex Cable Network.
PTA cancelled the said cable operators’ licences by invoking clause 9 of the terms and conditions of the licence of PTA Act, 1996.
It may be mentioned here that PTA had earlier cancelled the licences of four cable operators on February 1, 2002.
PTA has again directed the cable operators to comply with the directives of the government and stop relaying banned channels immediately.
PTA has banned relaying Indian channels, certain Star channels and Anjuman channel.
However, ESPN, Star Sports, National Geographic, Fox News, Sky News, Star World, Star Movies, Channel (V) International have been permitted by the PTA.
Source: Business Recorder