The Islamabad High Court IHC has given an approval to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority PEMRA enabling it to continue the procedure of issuing new licenses for satellite TV stations.
The offering for the issuance of new licenses happened on May 2 and 3 2019, as per a promotion skimmed in December 25, 2018. Be that as it may, the procedure met a stop when Pakistan Broadcasters Associate (PBA) moved the high court to limit PEMRA from giving new licenses.
The PBA fought that PEMRA has issued 119 licenses for satellite TV stations under Section 19 of PEMRA Ordinance 2002. In any case, the present simple framework can just continue 80 channels at any given moment.
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The dispatch of these TV channels would not just contribute altogether as far as speculation and work yet would likewise offer wide assortment of diversion, instruction and data to masses. Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) had tested the permit issuance process in Islamabad High Court (IHC). Their supplication has been rejected by IHC on Monday. Pemra had promised under the steady gaze of the court that real privileges of the majority of its licensees/partners will be secured as per the law of land and arrangement of Pemra laws. Pemra has issued 88 TV channel licenses since 2002 expecting to adapt to the expanding advanced dissemination mediums.
It requested the court to restrain the PEMRA from taking any steps, whatsoever and the auction proceedings held by the Respondent No. 2 on 02-05- 2019 and 03-05-2019 in relation to issuance of further licences for satellite TV broadcast stations, till the time the representation dated 08- 02-2019, of the petitioner, is decided by the PEMRA.