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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 […]


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 […]