ISLAMABAD, May 23 (APP): A meeting of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) was held here Monday and discussed the issue of Direct To Home (DTH) and constituted a sub committee of the Authority to examine all relevant documents and submit report.

The sub committee would submit its recommendations in the next meeting of the Authority schedluded to be held on June 1,2016 to formulate its strategy about DTH in the light of recommendations.

The Authority also approved the decision to suspend the Neo
TV transmission from May 16 at 4 p.m if the imposed fine Rs 100,000 was not paied and apoloty was not tendered by the management of the channel for airing derogatory remarks for Pakistani nation by a model namely Qandeel Baloch in a programme “Ajeeb Sa”.

The Authority also approved distribution rights of CCTV News and CCTV 9 documentary in Pakistan given to a Pakistani Television Foundation. Pakistani viewers would be able to watch transmission of official television channel of China and it would helpful in further strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries Pakistan and China.

The Authority also granted approval to ARY (Pvt) Ltd for
change of ARY Zinagi category from cooking to entertainment channel.

The Authority also renewed the licences of non commercial
radio licences of National University of Modern Languages, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Allama Iqbal Open University, University of Karachi, Lahore College for Women University, Islamia University Bahawalur, Bahauddin Zakria University Multan and Gomal University D I Khan.

Chairman PEMRA Absar Alam presided over the meeting and attended among others by Secretary Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Imran Gardezi, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue Nisar Muhammad Khan, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Dr Ismail Shah, Shaheen Habibllah and Nargis Nasir.