Licences to 12 new TV channels
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) General Manager (Enforcement) Col (r) Mansoor Rasheed said on Saturday that the government would soon award licences for 12 new television channels.
Speaking in a Pakistan Television programme, he said licences to 22 new channels were in the pipeline and would be completed soon. Mr Rasheed said ten licences had also been awarded to satellite TV channels and two had been awarded to virtual universities that would air their transmissions soon.
He said the government was keen to provide quality entertainment to television viewers. Mr Rasheed said 1,196 cable operators were currently operating legally and PEMRA had taken action against 2,300 illegal cable operators. app