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Ex-MD PTV dismissed as matter of routine: spokesman

ISLAMABAD- A Pakistan Television (PTV) spokesman has reiterated that former managing director Yousuf Baig Mirza was relieved of his responsibilities as a matter of routine and the termination of his contract was in no way connected with the issue of payment of arrears to PTV by any of its clients. Terming the allegations by the […]

Increase in monthly CTV charges allowed

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) as well as the Federal Information Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, have announced upward revision in the “basic CTV subscription from Rs 180 to Rs 225 per month”. But the actual charge thus will be more than this amount as it will also include what is called the […]

Minister asks cable operators not to screen vulgar contents

ISLAMABAD- The federal Information Minister, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, has said that his ministry was making all out efforts for the welfare of the private sector and wanted the investors in the cable television (CTV) to prosper. But at the same time, the minister added, he was not in favour of CTV operators to screen anything […]

Pakistan Television MD’s services terminated prematurely

ISLAMABAD- The sudden termination of the contract of Managing Director of Pakistan Television takes its roots from his efforts to recover outstanding amount from a company owned by the brothers of Prime Minister’s adviser, sources said. Yusuf Baig Mirza, whose contract was renewed by the new government only a few weeks ago, was sent packing […]

Educational TV channels soon, says minister

ISLAMABAD- Federal Information Technology Minister Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari on March 6, 2003 said the government was developing infrastructure for satellite educational TV channels. “The project will be completed soon and, initially, two TV channels will be available 24 hours a day for imparting education,” he said while speaking at a two-week regional course on […]

PCB signs agreement on TV broadcast rights

LAHORE- PCB has signed a multi-million dollar agreement, for the sale of its television broadcast rights for all international matches, with a consortium comprising Taj Television Limited and ARY Digital on February 28, 2003. A PCB spokesman pointed out that the 5-year agreement, which becomes effective from April 2003, for a record sum of US […]

Approval for TV channels to be sought: Rashid

ISLAMABAD- Information Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on February 28, 2003 said his ministry was preparing proposals for approval from the president and prime minister to allow print media organizations to start private television networks. He said this would require amendment in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Ordinance to lift the present ban on […]

Pemra bar for print media persons done away with: Rashid

KARACHI- Federal Minister for Information and Media Development Shaikh Rashid Ahmed on February 19, 2003 said the president had done away with the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) condition that those with print media could not go for a TV channel. “We also want to initiate a couple of more channels,” the minister said, […]

Pemra takes no action against errant operators

KARACHI- The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) does little to ensure that the cable operators offer quality services to their subscribers. Official sources said that while the regulatory authority did its utmost to make sure that the cable operators registered themselves with Pemra and paid fees, it did not take enough action against those […]

UNESCO assistance to Punjab University

LAHORE- Unesco will provide assistance in setting up community Multimedia Centre including Community Radio in the Punjab University’s Mass Communication Department. This was decided in a meeting of United Nations Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO’s Regional Chief Jayaweera with the Vice Chancellor Punjab University Lf Gen (R) Arshad Mahmood in his office here Tuesday. […]

Three cable operators held

KARACHI- Three persons were arrested by the police for allegedly running TV cables without authorization in interior Sindh. Raids were conducted in Larkana and Nawabshah on a complaint of Royal Intellectual Property Rights Security Services (Pvt) Limited. Police seized several electronic items including five decoders, two splitter, one video CD player and about nine video […]

Pakistan Television new acting programme manger

KARACHI- Senior producer Shahid Iqbal Pasha has been appointed as the Acting Programme Manager of Pakistan Television (PTV) Karachi Centre. Shahid Iqbal Pasha is associated with Pakistan Television Karachi Centre since the last many years. He also played an important role in international dubbing section. Source: The Nation Date:2/2/2003

Cable office set ablaze

PATTOKI- A local World Cable, considered to be a sign of vulgarity, profanity and nudity, has been set ablaze. A local World Cable being run by Sheikh Abdul Waheed and Raza projecting various channels to the city dwellers was attacked by some masked miscreants on January 30th, 2003. They tortured the proprietors and set the […]

Second phase of TV, radio channel licences soon: Pemra

ISLAMABAD- Chairman, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Mian Muhammad Javed, said on January 28, 2003 the authority would only issue licences to Pakistani firms to set up private television and radio channels. The chairman said the authority is all set to issue licences to the private television channels in the second phase, especially for […]