Lahore High Court ruled DTH license auction illegal
LAHORE: A full member bench on Wednesday declared the auction of Direct-to-Home service (DTH) licenses ‘illegal’ in its ruling.
The bench, headed by Justice Aisha A. Malik, ruled sub-Article 3 of Article 13 of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) as illegal and said that a broadcaster can also become a distributor.
In November, Pemra auctioned three DTH licenses for Rs 14.69 billion.
The highest bid was raised by Mag Entertainment for Rs 4.91 billion, followed by M/s. Shahzad Sky for Rs 4.90 billion and M/s. Star time for Rs 4.89 billion, respectively.