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Invention to block obscenity on cable TV

ISLAMABAD- Cable TV operator has reported to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) an invention sensitive enough to block obscene contents of films projected through the system automatically. The inventor, himself an operator in Darya Khan in Thal, has experimented the gadget successfully on his network and is to seek a patent protection for […]

Cable operators part ways

LAHORE- The Punjab Cable Operators Association on August 22, 2003 announced its dissociation from the Lahore Cable Operators Association. Punjab association president Captain Jabbar Khan (retd) told a press conference that the decision was taken after differences were developed over local channels. Source: Dawn Date:8/22/2003

Cable operators go on token strike till 30th

LAHORE- The Cable Operators Association of Pakistan (CAP)August24,2003announced to go on a token strike till August 30 to pressure the government for resumption of international entertainment channels. Speaking at a news conference here at a local hotel, CAP representatives from across the country, said they would go on a permanent strike after August 30 if […]

Arrest warrants for TV channel staffers issued

KARACHI- An anti-terrorism court issued bailable warrants for the arrest of four staffers of a London-based TV channel, for not appearing before the court in a contempt of court case. Judge Arshad Noor Khan of the ATC-3, who had earlier served the staffers of the ARY Digital with a notice of personal appearance, fixed Aug […]

Minister sets target of 25 TV channels and 100 radio stations in one year

ISLAMABAD- Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said on August 18, 2003 that target of 25 television channels and 100 radio stations would be achieved within a year in the country. Addressing PTV General Managers Conference here he said four channels of PTV and seven in private sector are presently functioning in the […]

Incentives to private TV channels stressed

KARACHI- Federal Secretary Information and Media Development Syed Anwar Mahmood has said that incentives to private enterprise were necessary to prompt competition among television channels. Mr Anwar Mahmood, who arrived here from Lahore, was informally talking to senior journalists at the reception in a local hotel on August 5, 2003. The federal secretary made it […]

Cable operators asked to stop Indian channels

KARACHI- Pakistan Saturday asked cable operators to strictly observe a ban on broadcasting Indian television channels imposed some 19 months ago amid mounting tensions with arch-rival India. “We have (re)enforced the ban as these channels do not come under the approved eligible list,” Chairman of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Mian Javed told sources. […]

PEMRA, cable operators agree on channels

LAHORE- Programmes of 48 television channels approved by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) will be transmitted by the cable operators in the city district. An agreement to this effect was reached at a meeting between the Lahore Cable Operators Association and the district coordination officer convened by the Community Development Department of the […]

Licences issued to 13 new TV channels

ISLAMABAD- Minister for Information Shaikh Rashid Ahmad has said the AJK channel will start working from February 5 next year. Talking to media persons, after the inauguration of the exhibition of photographs of Zaighum Zaidi at the National Art Gallery here on July 23rd, 2003, the minister said 13 new channels had been issued licenses […]

Cable operators told not to air proscribed channels

LAHORE- The cable operators of Lahore and its suburbs have assured the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) that they would not telecast proscribed channels. The assurance was given by the representatives of the Cable Operators Association to PEMRA officials at a meeting held here on July 21st, 2003. The authority officials informed the cable […]

OIC should establish news channel: Rashid

ISLAMABAD- Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on July 18th, 2003 highlighted the need for having an independent news channel under the umbrella of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). The setting up of OIC news channel will help improve the image of the Muslim Ummah and safeguard their religious, cultural and […]

Four new TV channels to help promote education

RAWALPINDI- Four new TV channels are being established for the promotion of education in the country, Science and Technology Minister In-charge Dr Atta-ur-Rehman said. Addressing a seminar on “World-class machining and evaluation”, here on July 16th, 2003, he said, these channels would help in promoting education, which was imperative for the progress and development of […]

Newspaper, magazine owners allowed to establish TV, radio stations; law amended to give women right of bail in non-bailable offences

ISLAMABAD- In a landmark decision, the cabinet allowed cross media ownership enabling owners of newspapers and magazines to own and operate television and radio stations. The cabinet, which met with Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali in the chair, took the decision by amending the PEMRA Ordinance. Under this amendment, the owners of newspapers and […]

PEMRA signs agreement with BU for cable TV survey

QUETTA- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) here on July 2nd, 2003 signed an agreement with Balochistan University with regard to conducting cable TV survey in the province. The agreement was reached after a meeting between Chairman PEMRA Mian Muhammad Javed and Vice-Chancellor Balochistan University Justice M.A. Rashid. Both the sides also exchanged views on […]