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Notice to DAG on cable operator’s plea

LAHORE- The Lahore High Court issued notice in an appeal moved by a cable network operator against withdrawal of his license. Appearing for the petitioner, Advocate Raja Abdur Rehman submitted before Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmad that the network has been victimized by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority for challenging the ban on Star Satellite Channel. The […]


Memon asks businessmen to invest in private TV, radio channels

ISLAMABAD- Minister for Information and Media Development, Nisar Memon has invited the country’s businessmen to come forward and invest in private radio and television channels and take benefit from the present government’s open media policy. The opening of television and radio channels in private sector will not only create a competitive media environment but will […]


Cable operators flayed for showing Indian movies

ISLAMABAD- The G-9 Markaz Traders’ association has condemned the relay of Indian movies at the local cable network. In a statement issued, the traders demanded of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to direct all cable operators to follow the prescribed code of conduct. The office bearers of the traders’ body accused a senior official of […]


Cable operators seek telecast of Indian channels

LAHORE- The Lahore High Court (LHC) has issued notice to the respondents in a petition filed by the President, Cable Operators Association (CAO), praying to the court to direct the respondent to allow them to telecast Indian channels. The petitioner contended that after the decision of the government, imposing ban on the telecast of Indian […]


PEMRA to finalize rules for licenses

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) will meet here April 18 to approve rules for issuing licenses for private radio and TV channels in the country. Comprising mainly media experts drawn from the four provinces and private sector, PEMRA has already started functioning after a first formal meeting under its chairman Mian Muhammad Javed. […]


Private channels to benefit government, says Memon

ISLAMABAD- Minister for Information Nisar A Memon said that the decision of the government to deregulate media was motivated by its desire to allow every citizen to have direct access to masses. He was speaking in a programme of Radio Pakistan’s World Service. The minister said, with the establishment of radio and television stations in […]


Cable operators showing Indian TV programmes

KARACHI- The cable operators in City are showing Indian television programmes, thus flouting the orders of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The government has strictly directed the PTA to take punitive action against the violators. The President of the Cable Operators Association, Hasan Mustafa, had also assured that orders would be followed strictly. The operators […]


Dance on TV banned

LAHORE- The government has imposed a ban on dance on television and the PTV authorities have been directed to telecast the programmes keeping in view all the moral values and depicting the true picture of our society. Sources said that a ban has also been imposed on dances by boys on the PTV stage shows […]


ISLAMABAD: CDA warns action against illegal cable operators

ISLAMABAD- The Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Wednesday warned the illegal cable channel operators to get No Objection Certificates (NOC) from the authority otherwise action would be taken against them. The CDA also asked the residents not to get connection from the illegal cable operators. A fresh notice issued by the Authority on Wednesday to […]


Media taking on Indian propaganda, says minister

QUETTA- The Federal Minister for Information and Media Development, Nisar Memon refuted the impression that Pakistani electronic media has failed to counter Indian propaganda and said despite having limited resources it is effectively countering Indian media. Talking to mediamen here, he said it was wrong that Punjab should be make responsible for every problem of […]


Pakistan to expand media cooperation with Nepal

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan and Nepal have agreed in principle to enhance their bilateral co-operation in the field of print and broadcast media to their mutual advantage, an official announcement said. Nepalese Minister for Information and Communications, Mr Jaya Prakash Prasad Gupta and Minister for Information and Media Development Nisar A. Memon at a meeting agreed to […]


Gujrat PTV ban regrettable

ISLAMABAD- PTV spokesman Sunday regretted Indian decision to ban Pakistan Television (PTV) transmission in the Gujarat state for allegedly broadcasting provocative reports of the communal violence in that state which so far claimed over 400 lives. “PTV has been reporting nothing but facts as they have unfolded and the Gujarat government’s ban on its transmission […]


Text of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance (PEMRA)

ISLAMABAD- President General Musharraf promulgated an ordinance to regulate broadcast media in Pakistan. The text of the ordinance is as follows: ORDINANCE NO XIII OF 2002. (AN ORDINANCE to regulate broadcast media in Pakistan) Whereas it is expedient to provide for the development of broadcast media in order to (i) improve the standards of information, […]


PBC employees want new pay scales enforced

MUZAFFARABAD- The employees of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) have expressed dismay over the non-implementation of the new pay scales in the corporation and urged the federal government to do the needful at the earliest. It is ironical that the new pay scales, affected more than two months ago in all government and semi-government organizations […]