No channel to be put off-air on verbal orders, CAP assures PBA -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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No channel to be put off-air on verbal orders, CAP assures PBA

KARACHI: A luncheon meeting was held between members of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and the Cable Operators Association of Pakistan (CAP) here on Monday jointly chaired by PBA chairman Syed Sarfraz Hussain Shah, and CAP chairman Khalid Sheikh and CAP President Capt (retd) Jabbar, says a press release.

The meeting resolved that the two sole representative bodies of broadcasters and cable distributors in
the country would work together to promote Pakistani channels within the country.

Both sides agreed that illegal foreign Direct-To-Home (DTH) should not be allowed in the country, and reaffirmed their commitment to closely liaison with each other to compete effectively with the illegal competition from abroad.

It was decided that the PBA and the CAP would put a system in place to ensure that only the correct version of the CAP news releases would be broadcast in order to end the existing confusion prevailing at present.

The CAP members committed not to off-air any PBA member channel on verbal instructions from any source.
Source: The News
Date:7/13/2010