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August 21, 2019

Showing Indian contents Pemra warns cable operators of no clemency

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August 21, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig Tuesday categorically warned cable TV operators of Lahore region of no clemency on Indian channels and Indian content.

During his visit of Pemra Regional Office, Lahore, he told cable operators that strict legal actions will be taken if they were found relaying any Indian channel in violation of orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan and Pemra. In the wake of current standoff with India on Jammu and Kashmir, representatives of cable TV operators were conveyed that the authority shall not spare any licensee and shall lodge FIRs against such network operators, said a press release issued here.

During the meeting, cable operator's representatives assured their full support and solidarity with State and Pemra resolved not to show any Indian channel or content. They also assured that no support will be extended to any cable operator who is found relaying Indian content and channels.

Moreover, he assured to, address all the fair demands of Cable TV operators. Director General (Operations-Distribution) Muhammad Farooq, Director General, (Admin & HR), Haji Adam, General Manager (Operations-Broadcast/Media & PR) Muhammad Tahir, Secretary to the Authority, Fakhar-ud-Din Mughal and other officers were also present.

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