=> ISLAMABAD (January 12 2008): The sixth phase of bi
ISLAMABAD (January 12 2008): The sixth phase of bidding for the FM radio licences has become a problem area for the authorities, as the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has to follow the laid down criterion after the detoriating law and order situation in the country, Business Recorder learnt on Friday.
Pemra officials told Business Recorder that the sixth phase of issuing licenses was scheduled in January, but considering the unfavourable situation in the country the sixth phase had been postponed.
“It is difficult to disclose the exact month or the date for the sixth phase. Most probably it would be decided after the elections in the country”, said the officials.
They said that so far the authority had received 125 applications for setting up 52 new FM radio stations. The officials further said that the Pemra had successfully achieved its goal of establishing at least one FM radio station in each and every district of the country.
“Currently, 107 licences have been issued, out of which 80 including campus FM radio stations, across the country are in operation”, officials further said. Talking about the Islamabad Traffic Police FM radio station, they said that the authority had already issued them a license.
Source: Business Recorder