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OIC should establish news channel: Rashid

ISLAMABAD- Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on July 18th, 2003 highlighted the need for having an independent news channel under the umbrella of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC). The setting up of OIC news channel will help improve the image of the Muslim Ummah and safeguard their religious, cultural and […]

Four new TV channels to help promote education

RAWALPINDI- Four new TV channels are being established for the promotion of education in the country, Science and Technology Minister In-charge Dr Atta-ur-Rehman said. Addressing a seminar on “World-class machining and evaluation”, here on July 16th, 2003, he said, these channels would help in promoting education, which was imperative for the progress and development of […]

Newspaper, magazine owners allowed to establish TV, radio stations; law amended to give women right of bail in non-bailable offences

ISLAMABAD- In a landmark decision, the cabinet allowed cross media ownership enabling owners of newspapers and magazines to own and operate television and radio stations. The cabinet, which met with Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali in the chair, took the decision by amending the PEMRA Ordinance. Under this amendment, the owners of newspapers and […]

PEMRA signs agreement with BU for cable TV survey

QUETTA- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) here on July 2nd, 2003 signed an agreement with Balochistan University with regard to conducting cable TV survey in the province. The agreement was reached after a meeting between Chairman PEMRA Mian Muhammad Javed and Vice-Chancellor Balochistan University Justice M.A. Rashid. Both the sides also exchanged views on […]

Government plans to ban tobacco ads on TV

ISLAMABAD- The government is considering to ban cigarette advertisements on television from morning till midnight as a first step towards implementing the anti-smoking ordinance, claims Dr Zafar Mirza, executive coordinator of The Network for Consumer Protection. Expressing reservations about the recently implemented anti- smoking ordinance, he said the government should not consider the revenue since […]

PTCL to launch cable TV distribution system

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) would launch a cable television distribution system to deliver value added and state-of- the-art services to its customers. “At the initial stage we have planned to provide 70 channels, high speed Internet and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services to our customers by end of 2004,” Chairman PTCL Akhtar Ahmad […]

PTV National’s inauguration on June 12th, 2003

ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister Jamali would inaugurate a new PTV channel on regional languages named “PTV National” June 12th, 2003. In this connection the formal opening ceremony is scheduled to be held at Alhamra Hall, Lahore, where renowned artist, compares, singers from Peshawar and other centres would take part. PTV is telecasting test transmission of the […]

PTV to launch channel 4

PESHAWAR- Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) will launch channel 4 in order to give more time to regional languages on the national hook-up and promote local culture and traditions of respective provinces. “The channel would be launched some time next month from all the four centres, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar simultaneously,” said General Manager, PTV, […]

TV networks earn thru unlicensed operators

KARACHI- The Dubai-based Pay-TV card providers extract major chunk of the revenue through licensed and unlicensed cable operators in the country. The pay-cards could be availed at the rates ranging from Rs12,000 to Rs50,000 depending on the requirement of the client for the number of channels and usage for 3, 6 or 12 months. The […]

Code of ethics for cable operators issued

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Electronic and Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued 28 licenses for establishing radio stations, while another 15 are in final stages and seven licenses of TV stations have been issued to the private sector. This was stated by the PEMRA chairman Mian Mohammad Javed in a statement issued here on May 25, 2003. […]

SPTV signs $10 million pact with three foreign companies

ISLAMABAD- Shaheen Pay TV (SPTV) has signed a $ 10 million agreement with Pace Enabling Digital, a UK company, Axcera, a USA based company, and Conax CAS Pay Cards Providers, a Norwegian company, here on May 25, 2003 evening. SPTV would make an investment of $ 100 million within 12 to 18 months in Pakistan, […]

Input tax adjustment on ads: ST invoices specifications conveyed to PTV

ISLAMABAD- The Central Board of Revenue (CBR) has conveyed the specifications of sales tax invoices to the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) for claiming input tax adjustment on advertisement services. The CBR has also pointed out to all the collect orates that invoices issued by PTV bearing the name and registration number of the registered person/buyer […]

Pemra, Peshawar University sign MoU

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan Electronic and Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has been playing vital role in encouraging private sector to promote electronic media, therefore many licences are being issued to operate radio stations and TV channels in private sector, said Pemra Chairman Mian Muhammad Javed on May 20, 2003. He was speaking at a ceremony of […]

Digital music library established

PESHAWAR- Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) has installed a computerised library to entertain the listeners of FM101 channel, Programme Manager Sardar Ali told sources on May 12, 2003. “In the wake of the ever-increasing popularity of the FM101, we have established a digitalized music library, connected with main server, which contained as many as 8,000 songs […]