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Perma cancels licenses of five Cable Operators

Islamabad: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Perma) has cancelled the licenses of five cable operators for showing banned channels. The operators whose licenses have been cancelled include. The operators whose licenses have been cancelled include: Shabana Cable Network, Sheikupur; Sabah Cable Network, Lahore; Marhaba Entertainment Cable Network, Karachi; Welkan Cable Network, Islamabad and Danish […]

EC formulating code of conduct for electronic media

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan has started formulating a Code of Conduct for the state-controlled electronic media under which every political party would be given share in time to reach to the public. EC sources told Dawn that the details of the code would be unveiled after the lifting of ban on political activities. […]

PTA, PTCL accused of harassing SAMW

KARACHI : The South Asian Media Wise has denied allegations of illegal voiceover Internet protocol termination. In a press release issued on Wednesday, SAMW said a team of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority and the Pakistan Telecommunication Company officials was handed over access to the servers. The team members looked at the configuration and the SAMW […]

Media owners barred from private TV, radio channels

ISLAMABAD- Non-Pakistanis and Pakistanis who own a newspaper or magazine or run a radio, television or cable network or an advertising agency will not be given a license to run a private television, radio or cable channel. To run a private television or radio channel, the eligible operator will not only have to obtain a […]

PTV to launch separate news channel

KARACHI- Pakistan Television plans to launch a separate news and current affairs channel, PTV World, that will operate independently and telecast newsworthy items, said Federal Minister of Information Nisar A. Memon. He said from July 24 PTV World, which was watched in around 40 countries, would have a separate news bulletin daily at 10pm. PTV […]

PEMRA to expand cable network on modern lines

PESHAWAR- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) is mulling to expand the cable network on modern lines, said chairman of the PEMRA, Mian Javed. He was addressing a meeting of members of the Frontier Cable Network Association here. He said the authority would give due considerations to the views of the cable network owners and […]

11th PTV, Karachi Centre Regional Award on 20th

KARACHI- The PTV 11th Regional Award of Karachi Centre for 2002 would be held on July 20 at Bahria Auditorium, says a Press release. Pakistan Television Corporation Karachi has announced names of the programmes and those of producers which are nominated according to the adopted criteria of the PTV as followed in the past. Nominations […]

Four new digital channels for education to be launched this year’

KARACHI- The Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman, has said that human resource is more vital than the natural resources for the progress of any country. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of The City-Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), he emphasised that in order to develop human resource, education should be […]

Cable operators seek help

HYDERABAD- The Cable Operators Association announced that the cable operators would not operate any channel which could prove harmful to the integrity of the nation or adversely affect moral values. A spokesman for the Association, in a statement thanked the Sindh Governor, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), Assistant Inspector General (AIG), District Police Officer (DPO), […]

Cable operators strike continues

HYDERABAD- Cable operators of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Latifabad continued their strike for the second consecutive day to protest police excesses against cable operators as operation of cable networks remained suspended. A large number of cable operators staged a protest demonstration in front of the press club. Addressing the rally, the central president, […]

City radio channel planned

KARACHI- The City Nazim, Naimatullah Khan announced that the City Government would establish a City Radio Channel and launched a newspaper during the fiscal 2002-2003. He said that the City Radio would be used for promotion of education, dispensation of knowledge, character building besides propagation of Urdu and Arabic languages. He announced that City Council […]

Cable operators observe strike

HYDERABAD- The cable operators of Hyderabad city are observing a strike following closure of Indian TV channels under directives of police. In several parts of the city the police asked the cable operators to refrain from running Indian TV channels. These channels were closed some time back by the police but later on the cable […]

New digital TV channel by end of this year: Atta

ISLAMABAD- Minister for Science and Technology Dr Atta-ur-Rehman has said a new digital TV channel will be launched for promotion of literacy by end of this year. The project which would have capacity of four new channels has been approved, he said. The minister said: “We will not launch all the channels simultaneously, one will […]

Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation auditorium inaugurated: Radio to spread Pakistan’s message across borders: minister

KARACHI- Federal Information Minister Nisar A. Memon said that the voice of Radio Pakistan will not only be heard in every corner of Pakistan but also across the border. He was speaking at the inauguration of auditorium of Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) at new Broadcasting House here in Karachi. The Minister said President General Pervez […]