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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 […]


64 cable operators arrested

KARACHI- Karachi police during its campaign against cable operators involved in screening Indian and objectionable movies arrested 64 persons from different vicinities of the metropolis. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operation, Tariq Jameel has strictly directed all Town Police Officers (TPOs) in Karachi city to personally monitor cable operators whether they are involved in displaying objectionable […]


Pakistan TV, Radio to get freedom on reporting

ISLAMABAD- Information Minister Nisar A Memon said on Thursday that Pakistan Television (PTV) and Radio Pakistan will be granted institutionalised freedom through a clearly laid out policy to bolster the quality of their news. “The freedom of the two channels will be permanent so that nobody may attempt to reverse it in future – the […]


Only Pak firms allowed to set up private channels

ISLAMABAD- Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Mian Muhammad Jawed said that the regulatory authority would only issue licenses to Pakistani firms to set up private television and radio channels. The chairman said that the regulatory authority is all set to issue licenses to the private television channels, radio transmission stations and cable networks, […]


Video shops burnt near Chaman

CHAMAN- Suspected Taliban fugitives have burnt several music shops and games clubs near the Chaman border, witnesses and police said. Journalists with various newspapers and foreign news agencies in Chaman have also received letters and anonymous telephone calls threatening them not to work for Americans or face consequences, officials said. Police said that the miscreants […]


LHC told ban on Indian TV Channels in public interest

LAHORE- Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has informed the Lahore High Court that ban on the cable operation of Indian TV channels has been placed in pursuance of security and defense measure adopted in the larger national interests. Maj. Gen Shahzad Alam Malik, chairman PTA enlisted as respondent in the petition filed by advocate M.D. […]


Cable operators involved in illegal practices warned

FAISALABAD- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has requested members of the public to assist it in identifying Cable Operators involved in illegal practices. The PEMRA has noticed that some Cable TV Operators are violating the terms of their licenses by showing programmes on video channels/DVD that do not conform to our social norms and […]


Pemra to handle cable TV system from 15th

ISLAMABAD- Consequent upon the establishment of Pakistan Electronic Media, Regulatory Authority (Pemra), the task of regulating the cable television system and their functioning has been shifted from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to Pemra. All matters relating to processing of applications, collection of’ fees, issuance of cable TV licenses and the enforcement of rules and regulations […]


Pemra to invite applications for private channels

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) will move shortly on the process of applications for private radio and TV channels and has already sought availability of airwaves frequencies for prospective broadcasters. “We will proceed concurrently on applications for allowing private radio and TV channels in a fair and transparent manner,” a Pemra official […]


Ulema call for removal of cable TV network

MANSEHRA- The local social and religious circles have expressed their resentment at the display of objectionable English movies by the cable TV network operator. The ulema in their sermons on Friday voiced their concern over launching of cable TV network in Mansehra and termed it a conspiracy to morally bankrupt the youth of the area. […]


PBC set to launch four new FM 101 channels

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) is all set to add another four FM 101 channels to its array of popular digital entertainment outfits. The new computer-based stations have already started airing their test transmission in Hyderabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Sialkot. “We are all set to bring entertainment to people in these four cities and deciding […]


Extremists inflicting loss on cable operators

PESHAWAR- Cutting of cable wires by the religious fanatics has become a big source of losses and embarrassment both for cable operators and their clients across the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), some cable operators and subscribers told sources. “Despite the ban on the activities of extremist religious groups to prevent them from carrying out […]