Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to release rules for setting up cable TV distribution system -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to release rules for setting up cable TV distribution system

ISLAMABAD- The government has approved the rules and code of conduct for establishing terrestrial cable TV distribution system in the country and these would be released by PTA within a couple of days.

According to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), rules and code of conduct for the above mentioned system was finalised by the Inter-Ministerial committee constituted following the decision of the federal cabinet and then sent to the Ministry of Law.

The approved rules would also be released on web-site. The office of PTA Islamabad set up to deal with the matters of cable TV system issued more than 600 prescribed forms after receiving deposit of Rs 500. The forms were issued to interested companies of the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad besides NWFP because there is no office for dealing in the province. Islamabad office is dealing with the companies of NWFP and Karachi office was authorised to deal with the companies of Quetta.

PTA has already extended application date till May 10 to develop and establish terrestrial cable TV distribution service in the country. The invitation of proposals comes in pursuance of the federal cabinet’s decision for regulating the operation of terrestrial cable TV distribution system. The federal cabinet in its meeting on January 2 1, chaired by Chief Executive General Pervaiz Musharraf had decided to regulate the cable TV trade and directed the PTA to invite applications from the interested parties.

The applications with requisite information and documents may be submitted to the Authority by the said date, along with fee of Rs 500 and evaluation fee of Rs 5000 by depositing it in the PTA Account No 24600-7, at the National Bank, Civic Centre Branch, Islamabad. Offices of directors PTA Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad have been authorised, to deal with the cases.

Source: The News