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Cable operators warned against airing banned channels

MIRPUR (AJK) – District administration on Monday strictly warned cable operators based in Mirpur District to refrain from airing the programmes of banned TV channels including programmes containing vulgar acts, official sources said.

The warning to the cable operators was delivered by the administration, which has started strict monitoring of transmission of the programmes of various local and foreign TV channels.

Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Tayyeb Chaudhry told reporters in his office on Monday. SSP Mirpur Sardar Gulfraz Khan was also present on this occasion.

‘The administration can neither allow any FM radio or cable operator to air programmes fanning vulgarity nor Indian TV programmes and songs including stage dramas from the base camp of the Kashmir freedom movement’, the district magistrate warned.

The DC said that the administration has also taken strict notice of airing Indian movie and other songs by certain local private-sector FM radios. The administration has also warned the local FM radio channels to refrain from airing programmes including Indian songs, which were banned by the Pemra.

The administration took action on various public complaints about airing certain objectionable programmes, carrying obscene acts including Punjabi stage dramas of the banned channels by certain local cable operators.

The district administration has directed the cable operators to air only the programmes of TV channels permitted by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra).

The administration would be constrained to take strict action against cable operators in case of violation of the Pemra rules and regulations as well as the fresh warning by the administration regarding non-airing of programmes of banned TV channels. The action against the violators my airing of programmes of lead to cancellation of the licence, he added.
Source: The Nation