No licence to any Indian channel: Pakistani minister

August 2nd, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) No licence has been issued to any Indian or Indian content channels, a Pakistani minister has clarified.

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Monday informed the National Assembly said the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has not issued any license to Indian or Indian content channels.

At present, 23 private entertainment satellite TV channels are telecasting Indian programmes, Associated Press of Pakistan quoted her as saying.

She said that 10 percent foreign content is allowed to all private TV channels under the provision of terms and conditions of the license.

The minister added that PTV had acquired the terrestrial rights for the telecast of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 in Pakistan.

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