Pemra Bans channel -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pemra Bans channel

LAHORE, Dec 12: the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Friday banned “al-Islam” channel after its failure to get a license for transmission.

The authority has maintained that the channel is violating rules of the authority by airing transmission without a lawful authority.

It must get a license like the other channels.On the other hand, the management of the channel maintained that it is not running the channel on a commercial basis and not making any money out of it.

The transmission are purely religious and should not be subjected to commercial regulations, which cost Rs20 million a year, license fee and unlinking charges.

Source: Dawn
Date:12/13/2003