No affected person
FOE Link or motive by PPFConfirmed
Case Update Status
Case Closed as PEMRA issued just a warning letter.
Summary of Case
"On Sep 23, 2020, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued notice to M/s Gold Cable Network over the distribution of illegal Indian channels and content on its network.
The regulator also warned all TV networks to stop illegal distribution of Indian channels and telecast only Pakistani content.
According to a press release, PEMRA has started a crackdown against cable operators involved in violations. The operation team headed by Sheraz Asghar Sheikh, deputy general manager, conducted surprise inspections of various cable operators in Karachi.
PEMRA said that Gold Cable Network was involved in the distribution of illegal Indian channels and Indian content on CDs on its network. Ten satellite receivers, two internet devices, two CPUs, six modulators and two transmitters were seized at the spot.
""Show cause notice has also been issued to M/s Gold Cable Network on violating PEMRA law and the same will be preceded per law. The regional office has also ordered all cable operators to strictly follow PEMRA Rules and Regulations, failing which the authority will take actions as per law,"" the release said."
Category of Incident
ICCS Divisions: 0803-Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression
ICCS Group: 08039-Other acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression
ICCS Class: N/A
ICCS Crime: Acts related to freedom of expression or control of expression
Date of incident
Name of affected person
No affected person
Other affected persons
No other person affected
Name of affected organization
M/s Gold Cable Network
Other affected organizations
No other organization affected
Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA)
Age of victim
No compensation announced by others
Amount of compensation announced by government: No compensation announced by Government
Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A
Date of compensation paid by government: N/A
Amount of compensation announced by others: No compensation announced by Government
Date of compensation announced by others: N/A
Date compensation paid by others: N/A
Was FIR registered ?: No
Was case investigated ?: No FIR registered
Court where case was presented: No FIR registered
Name of prosecuting lawyer: No case registered
Date of first court hearing:
Date of last court hearing:
Status of court case: No case registered
Journalist Union Status
Media Source Status
Colleague of victim
Press Club Status
Press club 1: N/A
Press club 2: N/A
Press club 3: N/A