Fawad Chaudhry Announces OTT TV – Govt’s Netflix Competitor

Ministry for Science and Technology is preparing to launch Pakistan’s first over-the-top (OTT) TV which will be the country’s own version of Netflix.

According to the Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, the development of OTT TV has already been completed and it will be launched under public-private partnership mode.


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In this regard, the Ministry has asked Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to devise guidelines for the content on OTT TV.

Since assuming the charge of Science and Technology Ministry, Fawad Chaudhry, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, has started numerous initiatives.

Last week, Fawad Chaudhry revealed that Pakistan’s first indigenous cardiac stent manufacturing facility had been established at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad.

With that, Pakistan became the 2nd Muslim country after Turkey to produce cardiac stents.


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Last month, Pakistan started local manufacturing of essential medical equipment including stents, cannulas, syringes, needles, x-ray, and dialysis machines following the establishment of the 200-acre medical equipment manufacturing zone in the Faisalabad industrial zone.

The local manufacturing of essential medical equipment will help Pakistan reduce its $1.4 billion annual medical import bill.

Besides, the Ministry of Science and Technology is also planning to oversee the indigenous production of solar energy panels that will start within a year and a half.


  • what about the content that will be hosted on it.? will they be allowed to host netflix, amazon, HBO or any other provider’s content.?? if no, then it’ll be just PTCL smartTV part II.

  • we have so many online tv services like City21(dot)pk LiveTV(dot)Net, doDear multinet etc
    They already providing live TV record show movies game etc
    Support locally version instead to launch something

  • JUST CONCERNED ABOUT THE MEMBERSHIP COST. NETFLIX IS OVER 1000. OUT OF MOST OF PAKISTANIS REACH WHICH CONSIDER PAYING 2K FOR INTERNET ENOUGH FOR ENTERTEINMENT. I HOPE IT WILL BE AROUND 100/ MONTH. 100 per month from 10 million subscribers will make it 1billion per month . 12 billion pkr per year. I think if 4 billion is spend on creating content we will have great local content to watch.

  • it will however not host any “Immoral” or “indecent” shows such as Churails or anything that rhymes with Netflix & Chill part of OTT services that are offered in vulger-west.


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