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Pakistan Television transmitter installed at Thatta

THATTA- Federal Minister for Information and Media Development Nisar A. Memon, on the inauguration ceremony of a 500 KV transmitter of Pakistan Television (PTV) at Makli, Thatta October 2002, said that both print and electronic media are free to express their views and the government has allowed the private sector to open their radio and […]


PEMRA holds hearing for allowing FM radio licences

QUETTA- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on October 3, 2002 held hearing for bidders for opening of FM radio stations in Balochistan. Salim Gul, member PEMRA told sources that by holding hearing in Quetta, PEMRA has completed all legal requirements to issue licenses to for thirty FM radio stations throughout the country. Of them […]


Iran to promote media relations with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD- The current regional situation calls for further strengthening and enhancing cooperation between Pakistan and Iran, said Dr Ali Larijani, Chairman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) soon after his arrival on September 30. To a question about the need for greater cooperation in media, he said: “Both Iran and Pakistan enjoy very […]


Formation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Complaints Council soon

KARACHI- The formation of Council of Complaints of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) is in the offing and will be announced soon for all the four provinces. The Pemra Chairman, Mian Mohammad Javed, stated this after chairing public hearing with regard to the grant of licence to applicants for setting up of seven FM […]


PPP leader slams PTV for refusing commercial time

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) said Pakistan Television had refused it commercial time to air a party message containing images of the late prime minister, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. The PPP request had been turned down by the Pakistan Television (PTV) censor board with a comment that “persons convicted […]


PTV giving coverage to all parties

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Television is providing coverage to all political parties according to the Code of Conduct issued by the Election Commission. Pakistan Television (PTV) Managing Director Yousaf Baig Mirza stated this while speaking at a news conference. He said the PTV had taken many steps for the coverage of election activities of the political parties. […]


Ban hits cable TV business: survey

PESHAWAR- The ban on the Indian channels has badly affected the business of cable television network operators, as most of their clients are no longer interested in watching the English and Pakistani channels, a survey reveals. The government had banned the channels on Cable Television Network in December 2001, with a view to put brakes […]


EC takes note of political coverage on electronic media

ISLAMABAD- The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) took suo moto action of the reports published in a section of press regarding allegations that balanced coverage is not being given to political parties on the electronic media. The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) said that action had been taken on complaints published in a section of press […]


Digital TV system to be developed: PEMRA

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has decided to develop digital TV system in Pakistan to meet future requirements in the field of electronic media. A high level meeting of the Authority was held here on September 6 to prepare a national plan for the development of digital television system in Pakistan, as per […]


Action taken against cable TV operators

DERA ISMAIL KHAN- The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has taken action against two Cable TV operators for violating the code of conduct and transmission of banned channels. A two-member PEMRA team, comprising incharge enforcement and In-charge Operations of Cable TV, inspected, monitored and checked the transmission of cable TV networks in different localities […]


Pemra warns cable operators

ISLAMABAD, Ag 29! Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has directed cable TV operators to immediately stop showing banned channels, vulgar films, pornographic materials and violence related programmes. According to Pemra officials, the operators have been warned earlier to take due care of the social, religious, cultural and traditional values of the Pakistani society. Although […]


Radio awards ceremony held

LAHORE-The commercial awards ceremony of Radio Pakistan Lahore Station was held at Alhamra on Thursday night. The awards were given in sales and commercial categories. The Categories included life time achievement awards as well as the better commercial voice, commercial traffic department and the leading commercial voice of the year. The life-time achievement awards were […]


4 educational channels to be launched by year’s end

ISLAMABAD (Agencies) Government of Pakistan has decided to launch four new educational TV channels by end of this year. The said channels would be helpful in imparting quality education relating to IT and other fields. It is learnt that the said channels would be linked with public sector universities and later all of these channels […]


600,000 new Telephones by, December

LAHORE (PPI) – Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) would be installing 600,000 new telephone connections at a cost of Rs 19 billion by December this year, said PTCL Chairman, Akhtar Ahmad Bajwa. “Before we lose our monopoly, by December 2002, we would have to give 600,000 new connections at a cost of Rs 18 to […]