Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Islamabad has issued the Notification on 23 August, 2019 in connection of Chairman PEMRA urged Faisalabad and Sargodha Region’s teams to make the dive against illegal Indian Content and Channels more effective.
Chairman PEMRA Muhammad Saleem Baig visited PEMRA Regional Offices, Faisalabad & Sargodha today. During the meeting with cable TV operators of Sargodha, Chiniot, Bhakkar, Khushab, Jhang, Faisalabad, Mianwali, Toba Tek Singh and Nankana, he warned them of no clemency on Indian channels and Indian content.They were categorically warned of strict legal actions if 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 & Kashmir, representatives of Cable TV operators were conveyed that the Authority shall not spare any licensee and shall lodge FIRs against such network operators. Country wide crackdown against such violators have been started and PEMRA have seized all the illegal equipment from violators.
Cable operator’s representatives assured their full support and solidarity with State and PEMRA and 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.
During the meeting, 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-Dm Mughal and other officers were also present.