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  • DTH license auction: Pemra directs chairman Absar Alam to take up LHC verdict in SC

    A meeting of Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (Pemra) officials on Monday, taking notice of a delay in action against the Lahore High Court's (LHC) move to set aside the direct-to-home (DTH) license auction held last year, directed Pemra Chairman Absar Alam to file an appeal in the apex court against the decision...

    DTH is a digital box that gives customers channels permitted to be aired in the country without any cable...

  • Telenor Pakistan granted 4G license for $395m

    KARACHI: Norwegian telecom giant Telenor has been awarded a $395 million 4G license, as Pakistan seeks to capitalise on a booming domestic mobile market some two years since broadband Internet arrived in the country...

    In 2014, Pakistan auctioned its first 4G broadband license to China’s Zong for $210 million, along with 3G licenses to Zong, the UAE’s Ufone, and domestic Mobilink...

  • Art fiendPoetic license

    She places herself outside the ‘mainstream’ or current discourse of art in Pakistan, and looks away and outside the parameters of what Raza Rumi describes as ‘liberating art from topical obsessions’ (The Friday Times, Jan, 2015)...

  • Altaf media blackout: Lawyers demand cancellation of Asma Jahangir's license

    LAHORE: Lawyers protesting in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday called for the immediate suspension of the license of rights activist and former Supreme Court Bar Association President Asma Jahangir for representing the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in a case relating to a media blackout against party chief Altaf Hussain...

    The protesters called for the cancellation of Jahangir's membership of the Pakistan Bar Council and other...

  • Huawei in early talks with US firms to license 5G platform

    Blacklisted Chinese telecoms equipment giant Huawei is in early-stage talks with some US telecoms companies about licensing its 5G network technology to them, a Huawei executive told Reuters on Friday...

    Vincent Pang, senior vice president and board director at the company said some firms had expressed interest in both a long-term deal or a one-off transfer, declining to name or quantify the companies
  • SC admits for hearing Pemra petition in DTH case

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday admitted for hearing an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) against a Lahore High Court order of Dec 28, 2016 that had set aside its regulations prohibiting television broadcasters from entering the Direct to Home (DTH) market...

    23 of the DTH Regulations 2016 as ultra vires and illegal...

  • Pemra again puts off bidding process for DTH services

    ISLAMABAD: The bidding process for the Direct to Home (DTH) services has been further delayed because the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has decided to initiate “legal due diligence” for the exercise...

    The DTH is a digital service that provides television viewing services directly to subscribers through satellite transmission anywhere in the country...

  • Pemra crackdown on Indian DTH, airing of excessive foreign content

    ISLAMABAD: With the Pakistani DTH (direct-to-home) service set to be introduced in the coming months, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) announced on Wednesday that it would launch a crackdown on the illegal Indian DTH and airing of excessive foreign content by TV channels and cable operators...

    However, he added, action against the dealers of Indian DTH would be launched with immediate effect...

  • Pemra chief puts off DTH licence bidding

    ISLAMABAD: Presiding over his first meeting here on Friday after assuming charge as chairman of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Absar Alam expressed support for freedom of expression and speech enshrined in Article 19 of the Constitution...

    Mr Alam decided to delay bidding for the direct-to-home (DTH) television distribution licences which involves millions of dollars of investment and revenue...

  • Pemra confiscates illegal indian DTH decoders

    ISLAMABAD: In a bid to curb the proliferation of illegal Indian direct-to-home (DTH) decoders, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) held a ceremony to destroy more than 200 confiscated decoders at its regional office in Karachi...

    In an on-going drive over the past four months, Pemra enforcement teams have confiscated and destroyed nearly 3,000 DTH decoders across the country...

  • Delay in award of DTH licence causing huge loss to exchequer

    LAHORE: As authorities concerned have not awarded DTH (direct to home) — satellite-based television channel — licence for over the past 12 years million of dollars are going across the border annually without tax deduction through this illegal (DTH) business...

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (Pemra) has deferred the award of the much awaited DTH licence early this month as its new chief required ‘more time’ to look into the...

  • LHC rules Pemra violated its own law while conducting DTH licence auction

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday notified Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) that it had acted in violation of its own ordinance while conducting bidding for direct-to-home (DTH) licences last month, DawnNews reported...

    Malik, ruled in favour of broadcasters who had been barred from bidding on direct-to-home (DTH) licences held by Pemra, DawnNews reported...

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