PEMRA approves renewal of non-commercial FM radio licences

ISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday approved renewal of non-commercial FM radio licenses of Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA).

The 164th meeting of PEMRA authority was held with PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig in the chair at PEMRA Headquarters Islamabad.

The Authority approved renewal of Service Licenses of Convex Interactive (Pvt) Ltd. Karachi and Dialog Broadband (Pvt) Ltd Islamabad Mobile TV (Audio and Video Content Provision).

Meanwhile, the Authority, while approving the applications for issuance of Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) licenses of NayaTel (Pvt) Ltd., Islamabad, also approved the issuance of licenses for Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Faisalabad, Multan and Quetta zones.

The authority cancelled the bid of Chaudhry Nazar Mohammad & Co. (Pvt) Ltd Gujranwala for issuance of FM radio license for Dadu, while the request for extension of Venus Entertainment Company (Pvt) Ltd Karachi has been approved for launching period of satellite TV channel transmission.

The PEMRA Authority also approved two years zero tariff for Educational Category Landing Rights Permission to encourage the arrival of reputable international channels in Pakistan.

The meeting was attended by Federal Secretary Information Shahira Shahid, Chairman FBR Asim Ahmed, PTA Chairman Maj Gen (Retd) Amir Azeem Bajwa, Secretary Interior Yousuf Naseem Khokhar, member Federal Capital Syed Abuzar Pirzada, member Sindh Safia Malik, member Balochistan Farah Azeem Shah, member KP Muhammad Arifin, member Punjab Faisal Sherjan and Executive Member PEMRA Ashfaq Jamani.