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Pakistan makes way for Indian films on private TV channels  

  The tables have turned now. The Pakistani court has enabled the screening of Indian films on private television channels with valid licenses. This will be according to their terms of agreement with the regulatory authority of the country. The Chief Justice from Lahore Court, Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, has granted the permission to private [...]

PEMRA suspends three TV licenses for court judges’ slander

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has suspended the licenses of three TV channels for traducing the court judges, as well as broadcasting reckless analysis and comment against the judiciary. The three channels which have been penalised are Din News, Neo TV and Sach TV. Din News has seen its TV license suspended for [...]

Netflix collaborates with PTCL to boost penetration in Islamic state

Netflix is expanding its services worldwide and reinforcing its presence in the sub-continent of Pakistan. The company is partnering with Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL), the information communication technology and entertainment service provider in Pakistan. This collaboration will allow both companies to provide digital content over the country and their audience will have a better [...]

Five channels in Kashmir asked to be banned from cable operators

Five local cable TV channels in Kashmir has been suspended by authorities. This situation came up after it was noted that the news channels were inciting violence. Programmes broadcasted were giving rise to law and order problems, creating unrest in the country. The channels being put on hold are Gulistan TV, JK Channel, KBC, Munsiff [...]

PEMRA bans illegal Indian content in Pakistan

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned all illegal Indian content being consumed in the country through Direct- to- Home (DTH) services. Absar Alam, chairman of PEMRA revealed that there are over 3 million DTH consumers in the country. Furthermore, Alam announced that the authority would ensure that the satellite channels adhere to six [...]

PEMRA against news channels with no editorial boards

The Pakistan Electronic Media regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has been directed by the Senates Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National heritage, to go against the news channels no constituting editorial boards. Absar Alam, the chairman at PEMRA revealed that: A clear directive had been issued by the committee, the PEMRA would take action against those [...]