Pakistan Electronic Media

Not Applicable

FOE Link or motive by PPF

Confirmed

Case Update Status

Case Closed as PEMRA issued notice warning letter to cable operators.

Summary of Case

"On 15 April, 2020 Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has warned all cable TV operators to stop illegal distribution of Illegal/ Indian channels and to air only PEMRA licensed/ Landing Right channels and Pakistani content on their respective CD channels. On instructions of PEMRA Chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig and Director General Operations (Distribution) Muhammad Farooq, PEMRA Regional General Manager, Karachi, Ashfaq Ahmed Jumani has started crackdown against those cable operators who were involved in violations. Operation team of Karachi Regional Office, headed by Syed Asim Siraj, AGM Operation, conducted surprise inspections on various cable operators of Karachi. M/s Global Cable Network Private Limited, Korangi, Karachi, was found involved in distribution of illegal Indian channels and Indian content on CDs on its network. The operation team seized two CPUs, 20 receivers, five modulators and six transmitters. Show cause notice have been issued to M/s Global Cable Network on violating PEMRA laws and same will be concluded as per law. The regional office has also ordered to all cable operators to strictly follow the PEMRA Rules and Regulations, failing which the Authority will take action as per law. "

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

The News

Date of incident

15

Month

April

Year

2020

Name of affected person

Not Applicable

Other affected persons

No other person affected

Name of affected organization

Cable Tv Operators

Other affected organizations

No other organization affected

Action by

Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA)

City

Karachi

Province

Sindh

Designation

N/A

Professional category

N/A

Age of victim

N/A

Marital Status

N/A

Compensation Details

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Date of compensation announcement by government: N/A

Date of compensation paid by government: N/A

Amount of compensation announced by others: N/A

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 ?: N/A

Court where case was presented: N/A

Name of prosecuting lawyer: N/A

Date of first court hearing:

Date of last court hearing:

Status of court case: N/A

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