DTH License auction final programme announced

DTH License auction final programme announced

LAHORE (APP): Auction of Direct To Home (DTH) licences will be held as per schedule on November 23.

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This decision was made in the meeting which was presided over by Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar and attended by Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) Chairman, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman and representatives of cable operators at 90 Shahrah-e-Quaid-i-Azam here on Sunday.

Successful bidder would start its operation from November 1, 2017. Moreover, the five percent of gross revenue advertisement which the cable operators used to deposit to the PEMRA, reduced to 2 percent from January 1, 2017.

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It was also decided in the meeting that recommendation would be made to Prime Minister that a high level committee be formed to review the matters of PBA and cable operators and the committee should include PEMRA, PBA, cable operators and other stakeholder. This committee would present its recommendations to the Prime Minister.

At the end the dua was offered for the progress and development of the country, besides the success of the decisions made in the meeting.