Bidding of FM radio licences for 67 cities

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Bidding for FM Radio Licensing of Phase-IX has been scheduled to take place on the 7th and 8th of November 2016 at Pemra Headquarters, Islamabad. Pemra is offering licences for 67 cities across the country and pre-qualified companies have been invited to participate in the bid. PEMRA will award at least one FM Radio licence in each city.
The bidding process shall be constituted by the Pemra committee, set up for this purpose. The committee shall open sealed bids in presence of authorized representatives of the bidders in the first round. The second round will be through open outcry and determine successful bidders.
The FM Radio License shall be awarded to the successful bidder after completion of all the legal requirements including clearance and permission from the Ministry of Interior, concerned Provincial Governments, where the station is to be established after approval of the Authority.
In order to ensure quick access to information, for the first time in the Pemra’s history the bidding process will be live streamed on official accounts of PEMRA on twitter and facebook, “@reportPemra” and “report Pemra”, respectively.
Representatives of print and electronic media, beat reporters and camerapersons and observer will also attend the bidding on 7th and 8th November, 2016.

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