Over 90pc cable operators implementing CoC: Pemra


Islamabad—Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Sunday said more than 90 per cent of the cable operators of the country have stopped showing Indian content on the television channels as per its order. Pemra set a deadline of October 15 midnight for the TV Channels, barring them from showing any Indian content and said that any channel which would not implement the order, action would be taken against it, said a press release issued here. Pemra team accompanied by the police visited to different cities of the country in order to see whether their order has been implemented by the cable operators or not. Pemra said more than 90% of the cable operators of the country implemented the order and not more than 10% foreign content was found on FM Radio.
Some of the cable operators were not applying the Pemra’s order therefore their illegal equipment was seized. If the cable operators will not implement the order than their licenses will be cancelled.
The cities Pemra’s team visited included Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat, D.I. Khan, Hazara Region, Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Tando Allahyar, Mirpur Khas, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujarat, Hafizabad, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Layah, Lodhran, Muzaffargarh, Jhelum, Attock, Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Okara and Kasur.
Premises of thousands of cable operators were checked and action was taken against 107 operators for not implementing the order.—APP