No affected person

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

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

Censorship

ICCS Status

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

Reported By

Journalism Pakistan

Date of incident

23

Month

Sep

Year

2020

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

Action by

Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA)

City

Islamabad

Province

Capital Territory

Designation

N/A

Professional category

N/A

Age of victim

No compensation announced by others

Marital Status

Single

Compensation Details

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

FIR Details

Was FIR registered ?: No

Court Details

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

PFUJ

N/A

APNS

N/A

CPNE

N/A

PBA

N/A

Condemn Status

Colleague of victim

N/A

Employer organization

N/A

Press Club Status

Press club 1: N/A

Press club 2: N/A

Press club 3: N/A