Cancellation of Bol licence not linked with Exact's affairs: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD, April 18 (APP): Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Monday informed the Senate that cancellation of licence of Bol channel was not linked with the affairs of Exact company.

The Interior Ministry cancelled the licence in July 2013 due to non-fulfilment of proper criteria by the channel, while Exact scandal surfaced later, he said while windng up debate on a motion of  Senator Taj Haider about the closure of Bol media group as a  consequence of action against an information technology (IT) company.

The minister said Bol’s licence was not cancelled due to the  Exact’s issue rather it was was cancelled for not adopting the proper procedure. The way Bol officials got security clearance of the  channel, the Interior Ministry considered it inappropriate.