Cable operators end strike -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Cable operators end strike

RAWALPINDI: The cable operators ended their strike at 10:00pm on Saturday after which the transmission of all the private TV channels were restored.

The Cable Operators Association of Pakistan (COAP) had announced a strike for 24 hours starting from Saturday 12:00 noon against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) action against cable operators and closed the transmission of all the private TV channels including Geo TV.

Interestingly, the cable operators did not close the transmission of the state-run TV.

The masses while terming the strike as strange said on one hand the cable operators were protesting against a state-run institution (Pemra), while on the other hand the transmission of private channels is blocked and the state-run channel (PTV) was not touched.

Due to closure of Geo, the viewers missed to watch the interesting World Cup match between Pakistan and Australia.

The cable operators ended their strike at 10:00pm after which transmission of all the channels was restored.
Source: The News
Date:3/20/2011