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PEMRA unable to issue TV licences before Dec

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) will not be able to issue even a single licence for private television channel due to non-completion of procedural formalities before the next civilian government is in place, it is reliably learnt. The PEMRA will require at least four months to complete the formalities, procedural and others, […]


Election Commission issues code of conduct for electronic media

ISLAMABAD : The Election Commission on Thursday issued code of conduct for electronic media and directed the Pakistan Television Corporation and Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation to observe it in letter and spirit. A meeting of the Election Commission was held here. Former Chief Justice Irshad Hassan Khan, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan presided over the meeting. […]


Pakistan Telecommunication Company earns Rs 19 billion net profit during 2001-02

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has earned a net profit of over Rs 19 billion during fiscal year 2001-02 as against Rs 18 billion profit last yearn In an interview with APP here Wednesday, Chairman PTCL, Akhtar A. Bajwa said the total gross revenue of PTCL is about Rs 67 billion with the pre-tax […]


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 […]