Pemra grants radio licences to two varsities, cancels 13 cable TV licences -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Pemra grants radio licences to two varsities, cancels 13 cable TV licences

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) in its meeting held here on Thursday decided to grant non-commercial FM radio licences to the Kohat University of Science and Technology and the University of Gujrat and approved the cancellation of 12 non-operational cable TV licences on the request of the licensees.

Pemra Chairman Mushtaq Malik presided over the meeting. A Pemra statement said another non-commercial FM licence that was approved would be issued to the Punjab Traffic Police with the basic purpose to educate the masses on traffic laws.

The authority, while examining the current status of the electronic media, resolved to maintain a level-playing field for all the media operators.

The Pemra authority discussed various issues pertaining to landing right holders and further provision of temporary uplinking permission for the satellite TV channels to carry out event-based coverage.

Emerging media trends and future possible avenues for further healthy penetration of media in the country were also brought to light.

The Pemra chairman asserted that the authority was constantly endeavouring to penetrate healthy and sensible broadcast media to the nooks and corners of the society.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Secretary Syed Anwar Mehmood, FBR Chairman Abdullah Yousuf, PTA Chairman Shahzada Alam Malik, Dr Najma Najam, Omer Aziz, Pemra executive member Ahmad Mahmood Zahid and others attended the meeting.

Source: The News
Date:2/29/2008