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Pemra to begin crackdown against illegal Indian channels from October 15

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has announced to launch a crackdown against illegal Indian channels in all major cities of the country, ARY News reported on Saturday.

According to details obtained from official sources of Pemra, the crackdown would be launched from October 15.

The decision was taken today 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.

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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 government in a bid to make the planned crackdown against illegal Indian DTH, dishes and content a major triumph.



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