PEMRA takes action for violating code of conduct: Pervaiz

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ISLAAMABAD, May 10 (APP): Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday apprised the Senate that in case of violation of Code of Conduct, PEMRA initiates legal actions against cable operators, which include issuance of warnings, explanations, notices, show cause notices, revocation/suspension of licences and imposition of fines.

Replying to a question, the minister said the Pakistan Electronic
Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) regulates the distribution service operations in private sector through PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended  by PEMRA (Amendment) Act 2007, PEMRA Rules, 2009, PEMRA (Distribution Service Operations) Regulations, 2011, PEMRA (Council of Complaints) Rules, 2010.

He said on the directives of the Supreme Court the government has recently issued a revised Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisements) Code of Conduct-2015 which is also applicable on
Cable Operators with effect from August 19, 2015