Geo English News, other channels given licences
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday, reiterating its commitment to promote electronic media, issued licences to Geo English News, Business Plus, Wikkid Plus, ARY Shopping Channel, Aruj TV and Asset Plus channels.
The 49th meeting of Pemra held here also took various significant decisions for promotion of private electronic media in Pakistan. It also granted non-commercial FM Radio licence to Government College University, Faisalabad. Besides, Pemra gave approval for issuance of 81 CTV licences.
The authority while examining the current status of electronic media in Pakistan, reiterated its commitment to promote and expand private electronic media in the country so that every one enjoys access to information.
Chairman Pemra Malik Mushtaq resolved to maintain a level playing field for all media operators. He said for this purpose, licence fee for cable TV networks operating in rural areas category was reduced in order to proliferate facility in those areas.
Secretary, Ministry of Interior Syed Kamal Shah and other members including Dr Seemi Naghmana, Samar Minallah, Dr Najam Najam and Executive Member Pemra Ahmed Mahmood Zahid also attended the meeting.
Source: The News