National Digital Cable Policy 2021 approved: Fawad

ISLAMABAD - Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Wednesday said that the government had approved the National Digital Cable Policy 2021 for cable operators.

During a meeting with a delega­tion of Cable Operators Association of Pakistan, Fawad said that under the policy a subscription model would be launched enabling the ex­isting cable operators to subscribe for running new channels. 

He said at present, analog ca­ble was being provided to homes, which had poor quality with less number of channels.

Fawad said that digitisation of cable network would increase transparency in channel ratings as well as their number. The sub­scription model would allow the cable operators to purchase and operate local and international contents, he added.

The cable operators, he said, would be provided loans under Kamyab Jawan Programme for buying digital boxes and their re­payment after collecting fee/charges from the customers.

The delegation briefed the min­ister about their problems and challenges. 

The minister assured them that their problems/issues would be resolved.

The delegation comprised Chairman Cable Operators Asso­ciation of Pakistan Irfan Ali Kho­so, President Raja Asad Ali Khan, General Secretary Ghufran Mu­jtaba and Information Secre­tary Malik Moazzam Sultan; Ca­ble Operators Association Sindh President Muhammad Ismail Ja­toi; Divisional President Khair­pur Zulfiqar Junejo; President of South Punjab Ilyas Warraich; President of Cable Operators As­sociation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Furqan Afridi and Treasurer of Cable Operators Association Ka­rachi Saeed Shah. Malik Muham­mad Wazir Awan from Hafizabad, Raja Amir fromHassan Abdal, Abdul Muqeem Khoso and Nav­eed Abro from Sukkur, and Zahid Bhatti from Islamabad also at­tended the meeting.

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