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Software exports booming

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan said it would offer its neglected but nascent information technology sector a major boost aiming to increase software export to over $1 billion annually within the next five years. Science and Technology Minister Atta-ur-Rchman in an interview said that the country’s IT sector showed tremendous potential. “If we talk about software exports we […]

Pakistani Information Technology (IT) experts in UAE joining hands

DUBAI- Software standards and quality houses from Pakistan have demonstrated their capability to support the Dubai government’s efforts for promoting latest information technology, including the e-government, among the public and private sectors. The demonstration was carried out at a meeting organized in Dubai under the banner of the newly established Pakistan IT Professionals Forum and […]

Contractor warned not to check Television (TV) licences

JHANG- A first class executive magistrate refused to proceed on the basis of violation reports submitted in the absence of a TV licence inspector. He summoned the inspector on the next date and warned the licence fee contractor against carrying out inspection raids through unauthorized people. A large number of citizens complained earlier that the […]

US court dismisses writ against Pakistan Television (PTV) telecast

ISLAMABAD- The American Court of District Columbia (USA) ordered to dismiss the petition against telecast of Pakistan Television programmes in USA. The petition was moved by the Scandinavian Satellite System of Raja Nasir Hussain and his business partner Farooq Bajwa, seeking to bar PTV to telecast its programmes in USA/North America. The District Court of […]

Media training centre opened Peshawar varsity

PESHAWAR- The NWFP Governor, Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, inaugurated a radio studio and media training and research centre at the University of Peshawar. The radio studio, first of its kind in any of the universities which contains latest equipment for digital recording, battery chargers, professional micro-phones and discs, has been established with the financial support […]

University radio studio starts work from 18th

PESHAWAR- A media resource centre and a radio studio of the University of Peshawar will start functioning from May 18, Vice Chancellor (VC) of university, Dr Zulfiqar Hussain Gillani, said this at a press briefing. The NWFP governor, Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah, would inaugurate the media resource centre and the radio studio to be supervised […]

Media campaign for illegal arms

KARACHI- The strategy for media campaign against illegal arms came under discussion at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Sindh Home Secretary, Brig (Retd) Mukhtar Ahmed. It was decided that the campaign, which starts from May 15, would be directed towards encouraging the people to provide information about illegal weapons and their owners. […]

Of Pakistan Television’s (PTV’s) “freedom”

At the recently concluded PTV General Managers Conference, GOP’s Information Secretary was reported to have said that “the present government firmly believes in the freedom of expression and (that) it has granted un-precedented freedom to Pakistan Television.” For enlightened citizens, who have lived with the shenanigans of PTV, it smacked of a repetition of the […]

Pakistan cuts satellite rates for foreign TV networks

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan has decided to bring down the video satellite rates for all foreign TV networks from the existing US$1,050 to US$400 to facilitate the working of foreign journalists and enhance the frequency of video satellite of new events from Pakistan. The new rates will be operative with immediate effect. The decision was taken on […]

Sky Ways Cable Network license cancelled

ISLAMABAD- Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has cancelled the license of M/s Sky Ways Cable Network Peshawar with immediate effect. The Authority has taken this decision after thorough examination and due deliberation, say a PTA release. It says the Authority had observed that sufficient evidence exists to ban cable operator for transmitting an obscene film on […]

Cable operators continue to defy Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) orders

LAHORE — Despite directions issued by the Director General Pakistan Tele Communication Authority (PTA), most of the cable operators in the city continued to telecast movies and other programs through compact disks (CDs) on the cable network. The cable operators continued to show Pakistani, Indian and English movies by ignoring the PTA orders. People especially […]

Licences for private radio, television channels: summary sent to Chief Executive

KARACHI- A summary has been sent to Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf for a final decision as to which of the ministry Information or Science and Technology should govern the grant of licences for the setting up of private radio and television channels and cable TV. After the Chief Executive’s decision, a draft law will […]

Cable network disconnected

Shabab-i-Milli and Jaish-i-Muhammad jointly launched a drive against obscenity, vulgarity and indecency in Kotaddu subdivision and they got disconnected the cable network in the city by the cable operators. They also threatened the operators to shift their machinery from this area immediately otherwise they would set it ablaze.. Cable network operators have approached to the […]

Video channels banned on cable networks

LAHORE- The government has finally banned the showing of video/CD Pakistani, Indian and English movies by cable operators throughout the country. Thousands of small-time cable operators, who have set up their business across the country, regularly show new Pakistani, Indian and English movies on their cable channels in violation of the copyright laws. Their illegal […]