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First ever Agriculture TV among 5 licenses for satellite TV channels granted

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ISLAMABAD: The 53rd Authority meeting of PEMRA Friday granted five (05) licenses for satellite TV channels which includes first ever satellite TV channel targeting Agriculture sector in Pakistan. The Authority also approved the licensing regime for satellite TV channel distribution at various public places such as airports and railway stations, a PEMRA statement said.

One license to SZABIST for establishing FM Radio station on non-commercial basis was also granted by the Authority. Besides, 395 licenses for cable TV and one permission for Landing Rights was conferred by the Authority in its 53rd meeting. The Authority also revoked six (06) licenses of cable TV and one (01) for satellite television.

The Authority also approved the proposal for capacity building of PEMRA officers, so that broadcast media in Pakistan could be regulated and promoted in befitting manner. The meeting was concluded with the resolve to take initiatives for the growth and stability of broadcast media in Pakistan.

The meeting was presided over by the Chairman, PEMRA. Other members of the Authority, present in the meeting were the Chairman FBR, Secretary for Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Secretary for Ministry of Interior, Chairman PTA, Chairman NEVTECH, Executive Member, PEMRA. NNI

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