Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to launch a crackdown against illegal Indian channels in all major cities of the country.
According to PEMRA sources, the crackdown on illegal Indian channels would be launched from October 15.
Following a meeting between Chairman Pemra Absar Alam and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif during which the Chairman Pemra took the provincial minister into confidence over the forthcoming crackdown drive.
Mr Alam told the Punjab Chief Minister that the crackdown was actually against illegal Indian Direct-To-Home (DTH), dishes and content existing in the black market of several Pakistani cities.
Sources in this matter informed that the country’s chief media regulatory authority was trying to put into effect a DTH licensing scheme in Pakistan.
Pemra officials said that the body’s chairman has also sought assistance from the centre and other provincial governments including the Balochistan governmen