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  • Cable operators told to remove cable TV apparatus from poles in Karachi

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has asked all cable TV operators to remove cable boosters from electric poles of K-Electric...

    Sources in the power utility told Dawn that a letter had been sent to Pemra informing it that the KE had received several complaints regarding current in electric poles “due to cables of media distributors and cable internet service providers fixed on and passing through the...

  • Karachi sees 2-hour TV, internet outage as cable operators protest KE's 'high-handedness'

    Residents across Karachi experienced a two-hour suspension of cable television and internet services on Monday evening after cable and internet operators announced a "token strike" against what they termed as the "high-handedness" of the K-Electric (KE)...

    The announcement of the protest against KE's alleged move to cut off cable and internet wires using its electricity poles was made at a joint press conference in Karachi of cable...

  • Cable operators reject service tax

    KARACHI: The cable operators association has opposed the imposition of a fresh ‘service tax’ by the Sindh government and called upon the authorities to declare their business tax-free for 10 years...

    “We make this demand so that we can offer cheap and quality service to our customers,” Khalid Arain, chairman of the Cable Operators Association of Pakistan, said at a press conference at the KPC on Sunday...

  • Two injured as cable operators trade fire

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: Two persons were injured when two groups of cable operators exchanged fire at marketplace here on Thursday...

    Two groups of cable network had been in litigation over the rights of main head (control room) established in a Jinnah Bazaar building...

  • Warning to cable TV operators

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) warned all cable television operators on Monday to follow their licence terms and conditions in their operations and reminded them that they were liable to face legal action in case of a violation...

    “All those cable operators whose licences have expired must renew their licences immediately, otherwise Pemra will legally proceed, which includes confiscation of...

  • Notices to 72 cable operators for excessive foreign content

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday issued show-cause notices to 72 cable TV operators in the Lahore region for showing excessive foreign content during the last two days after expiry of the deadline, Oct 15...

    Pemra Lahore Region Assistant Manager Operations Hafiz Jamil told Dawn that they were taking strict action against the local cable TV networks for showing excessive foreign content... ...

  • Cable operators end country-wide strike, resume services

    Cable Operators on Tuesday announced the end of their country-wide strike and resumption of cable services, said Cable Operator Association leader Khalid Arain...

    The operators had suspended their services on Monday in various parts of the country following a strike call after the refusal from Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to postpone the auction of Direct-to-Home (DTH) service licences...

  • CJP orders preemptive action against cable operators likely to 'air obscene content on Eid'

    Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Saturday issued orders for preemptive action to be taken within two days against all cable operators broadcasting foreign media, saying "these people will air obscene content on Eid"...

    During a hearing regarding the broadcast of foreign content on local TV channels, which took place in the Supreme Court's Karachi registry, the chief justice was informed by the additional attorney general that there are...

  • PBA slams Geo’s relocation by cable operators

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the relocation of Geo News from its original position to later numbers of channels by the media regulator Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra)...

    In a statement on Tuesday, the PBA said a complaint was lodged by its member channel Geo News, saying it had been moved on several cable networks across the country, and that the action had been taken by...

  • Cable operators protest KE's 'stubbornness' by suspending TV, internet services in 5 cities in Sindh

    Cable and internet operators on Tuesday continued their strike against K-Electric (KE) by suspending cable television and internet services in five cities across Sindh to protest what they termed as the power utility's "stubborn attitude"...

    Earlier today, Pakistan Cable Operators Association Chairman Khalid Arain said that instead of suspending services for two hours, as was done on Monday, cable and internet operators would suspend...

  • Cable operators reach 'understanding' with KE, call off strike

    The deadlock between cable operators and K-Electric (KE) was finally resolved on Wednesday after both parties reached an "understanding" after several days of back and forth...

    Speaking at a press conference alongside Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani, Pakistan Cable Operators Association Chairman Khalid Arain thanked the commissioner and the Pakistan Electronic Media Authority Regulatory Authority chairman for their...

  • Cybernet and PEACE Cable to bring 'ultra-high capacity cable' to Pakistan

    Pakistani carrier Cybernet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and landing party agreement with PEACE Cable International Network to bring 'ultra-high capacity cable' to the country...

    “We are excited about working on the PEACE project and the numerous benefits that the PEACE Cable will bring to Pakistan and its digital economy," said Cybernet CEO Danish A...

  • Tanker operators blame water crisis on govt officials

    KARACHI: Claiming that they are not the ‘tanker mafia’ as they are dubbed, the All Karachi Water Tankers Ittehad came out to present “the real picture behind the water crisis and high rates of tankers in the city” to the media at the Karachi Press Club on Thursday...

    Know more: Heated debate in Sindh PA on Karachi water crisis“It is strange that the KWSB bulldozes a hydrant and a few months later another new hydrant comes up in the...

  • NA body decides to reduce Haj quota for private tour operators

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Religious Affairs on Monday decided that the Haj quota for private tour operators should be reduced to accommodate new operators and that doing so will promote competition between Haj operators...

    The committee decided that 10pc quota for the private sector will be reduced from those operators who have a quota of 150 or more pilgrims which totals to 7,168 pilgrims whereas new tour...

  • Oil tankers’ operators agree to end strike after successful talks with govt

    The oil tankers’ operators announced to end their three-day long strike during a press conference following their meeting with the government authorities...

    Meanwhile, Karachiites taking strong exception to the plea adopted by the oil tanker operators attributed the situation to rampant disrespect for the rule of law and inability of the administration to ensure alternative options for the smooth supply of petroleum goods across the...

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