PEMRA to Go to Supreme Court Against LHC’s Decision of Voiding DTH Auction

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has decided to move Supreme Court against Lahore High Court’s decision in which DTH auction was voided.

Lahore High Court, in a November 23rd ruling, had termed the recently held DTH auction as void and had asked PEMRA to re-start the entire DTH bidding process, starting from inviting new applications.

LHC’s Decision was primarily based on voiding a section in DTH bidding through which broadcasters (Geo, ARY etc.) were disallowed from participating in the auction.

PEMRA, however, has decided to go to Supreme Court against the decision.

In an authority meeting today, it was asked why PEMRA had still not filed the case with Supreme Court. Consequently, the authority asked Chairman PEMRA to file a petition in Supreme Court at his earliest.

It maybe recalled that three operators were awarded DTH licenses after an intense 17-hour long bidding process. However, later the auction was voided and the process for awarding of licenses was halted.

Anything on the future of DTH in Pakistan will only be decided after Supreme Court’s decision now.

  • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

    Allah Supreme court ke judges ko Aqal aur Hadayet ata farmaye

    • Panama Ki Tarha, Ayan Ali Ki Tarha Tareekh Pe Tareekh Milti Rahigi !

      • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

        Ayan ali case was not in Supreme court. It was in Custom court Rawalpindi. And Panama case is being heared on daily basis.

        • So Many cases pending in Court (as you know that)

          PEMRA Next Slogan : We Want Justice

          • Zafar Abbas Rizvi

            Cases are pending due to shortage of judges.

            • How can I apply for Judges ??? I’ll be best for this seat ??? ProPk Ko Or Zaida Time De Paoga

        • Ali Salman

          Ayan Ali finally got removed from ECL appealing in SC.

          Argument given was… as she didn’t cross reach check-in and immigration counter customs has failed to prove she had any intention to travel with that big amount of money. In other words she was just walking around inside international departure gate where ONLY passengers are allowed.

          Judges always accepted the argument and she got the “justice”.

          • Zafar Abbas Rizvi


      • Ginkgo biloba

        Annoying orange

  • Haider Shah

    Even Afghanistan has DTH service & we are still in stone age…sharam karo

    • But We Are Pakistani : Itni Asani Ek Chhat K Neechay Sub Nahi Milayga

    • AbdulB1

      they have hotbird.

  • Ye PEMRA He Hai :
    Jo Awam Ko Tang Karta Hai :

  • Waqas Ahmad

    Ab 2,3 saal case chale ga phir Supreme court kahe faisla de gi k sara process zero se start kro

  • osama hashmi

    Please can u guide me if it is legal to setup Pak-sat dish at my home. I intend to bring a HD Free To Air Receiver from KSA. Is it allowed or will there be problems.?

    • Haider Shah

      Bro It is allowed & this setup installed in far parts of the country ,where cable is not available.

      • osama hashmi

        Thanks for the quick reply .

  • Haxxan Raja

    Dth will never come under,useless,worst absar alam

  • 90 channels on cable charges 200 same channel list 500 per month with 5000 box ??

    • Haider Shah

      Bro cable charges are 400 in Islamabad…& quality matters…DTH has no comparison with cable

  • Ahsan @Logan

    This is hell of a *ing system

  • Anonymous

    intehai ghatya.. BC itni hi achi hai pemra tou abhi tak appeal q nai ki hui supreme court myn.. BC ajeeb mulk hai ye.. jis ki lathi us ki bhens.. paisa lagao jis marzi ko khareed lou.. sab bikay huay hain salay

    • Haxxan Raja

      Absar alam chaskay lay rha ha.yeh dth kasy layega khud 6lakh per month salary ly rha ha

  • shaftain

    Any update on this story?