Govt closes 60 channels, 12 radios for illegal operation
ISLAMABAD, December 30 2005: Pemra Chairman Iftikhar Rashid informed the meeting that the authority had closed as many as 60 channels and 12 FM radio stations which were operating illegally.
The meeting was informed that the authority had also pulled the plug on 713 illegal cable TV operations and shut down a large number of channels peddling pornographic material.
Mr Rashid said that Pemra had issued nine provisional permissions of which seven were operating.
For the purpose of regulating in-house channels and advertisements on cable TV network, he said, a policy have been formulated and implemented. Apart from this new licensing procedures have been finalised for legislation, he added.