Pakistan Electronic Media Regular Authority (PEMRA) has granted 10 new satellite television channels today. These channels include Pakistan’s first satellite TV channel for health related services, furthermore another TV channel for kids has been granted landing rights.
The Chairman PEMRA presided over 51st Authority meeting, while other members including the Chairman FBR, Chairman PTA, and Secretary Information were present on the occasion.
For promotion of education, two more educational institutions (Hazara University, Mansehra and Ziauddin University, Karachi) have been granted non-commercial FM Radio Licenses in addition to previously granted 15 FM licenses for educational purpose.
Furthermore, 145 new cable TV licenses for all over the country have been approved by the Authority.
For provision of better services to public the Authority stressed the phase-wise digitalization of broadcast and distribution services in the Country.
The Authority also emphasized the need of further strengthening of the Council of Complaints for taking immediate and effective action on public grievances.
The meeting concluded on the positive note to take all possible steps for further growth of electronic media in the country.