Delay in award of DTH licence causing huge loss to exchequer

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: As authorities concerned have not awarded DTH (direct to home) — satellite-based television channel — licence for over the past 12 years million of dollars are going across the border annually without tax deduction through this illegal (DTH) business. The Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (Pemra) has deferred the award of the much awaited DTH […]

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Pemra ordered to wait for new chairman to decide, IHC told

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Federal Secretary of Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has informed Islamabad High Court (IHC) through a signed statement on Nov 25th that it directed Acting Chairman PEMRA on Oct 29th and Nov 9th 2015 to withhold DTH Licensing process till the permanent chairman PEMRA takes charge. The ministry stated so in response […]

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Pemra rebuts report on DTH licensing process

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued a rebuttal to The News story published on Monday, titled, “Why is acting chairman Pemra in such a hurry?” A statement issued here on Monday said that Pemra believes that the said story was published without going into the merits of the whole issue and without […]

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A rejoinder to Pemra rebuttal

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The press release issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday misrepresents the position of Cross Current Pvt Ltd (CCPL) in its CMA in the Supreme Court against the ongoing DTH process. The press release states that CCPL filed CMA challenging acting chairman’s legal status whereas the CCPL CMA was against the […]

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Pemra denies concessions in DTH licence

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has declined before the Supreme Court to allow alteration of the terms of the direct to home (DTH) licence being sought by a media organisation. “The grant of concessions as demanded by the petitioner (Cross Current Private Limited) would have resulted in putting potential competitors at a […]

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