PEMRA Bans Indian DTH, Channels in Pakistan

Pakistan electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has determined to launch a crackdown towards illegal Indian satellite tv for pc dishes and unlawful Indian content material on satellite television channels, and cable networks.

Announcement was made by way of Mr. Absar Alam, Chairman PEMRA, right through a press convention in Islamabad as of late.

Mr. Alam stated that Cable tv operators broadcasting illegal Indian tv channels will be dealt severally and there’s a blanket ban on Indian DTH service suppliers.

in a similar fashion, all Pakistani tv channels can air Indian content with lower than 6% of complete air time, starting October 15th, 2016.


With 6% Indian content, a total of 10% international content can also be shown at most with the aid of local television channels.

because of this a total of 2 hours and 24 minutes can filled at most with overseas content material out of which a most of 1 hour and 26 minutes can also be Indian content material.

Any further airtime for Indian or overseas content material on local tv channels will result into criminal action from PEMRA, the chairman mentioned.

To a query he mentioned that punitive action will start from fines and may embody suspension and revocation of the license after repeated violations.
He requested cable operators to instantly cease airing illegal Indian CD channels in any other case strict motion will likely be taken.
He mentioned that multi-pronged technique has been devised to keep watch over the import, sale, purchase and use of illegal Indian satellite dishes within the united states of america.
He appealed the general public to forestall use of illegal Indian dishes as it was once violation of the legislation and against the national interests.

Chairman emphasized that import of Indian DTH gear and cards has been banned and there’s already an ongoing action towards individuals who sell Indian DTH or lend a hand customers load their subscription expenses.

To a question, the Chairman PEMRA stated below the strategy, help of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, intelligence companies, local police has been taken to curb unlawful DTH products and services in Pakistan.
He stated that FIA can even be approached for guaranteeing that the trade of unlawful Indian dishes is banned. He said that the PEMRA will write letters to chief ministers of the provinces, chairman Federal Bureau of income in this regard.

FIA, in collaboration with PTA, different authorities, has been looking for Indian DTH operators in Pakistan.

In an ongoing operation, the bank debts, branchless banking accounts, cell numbers and web sites of these operating Indian DTH services and products in Pakistan were shut down for promoting Indian DTH tools and subscriptions.

PEMRA Bans Indian DTH, Channels in Pakistan

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