PTV allowed to collect VCR fee -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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PTV allowed to collect VCR fee

KARACHI, April 16 (PPI): A division bench of the Sindh High Court, dismissed a petition filed by one Jeelani Sadiq who had challenged collection of license fee for VCRs by Pakistan Television (PTV).

While announcing the judgment, Justice Nazim Hussain Siddiqui and Justice Ghulam Rabbani said that PTV can collect VCR license fee because it comes in the jurisdiction of wireless act.

The court said that government had made some necessary amendments in this law in 1993, therefore the collection of fee from VCR holders is not illegal. Petitioner, Jeelani Sadiq, had challenged the PTV claim.

Source: Dawn

Date:4/17/1999