Pak authorities stop dish antennae sales

November 14th, 2007 - 10:14 am ICT by admin  
According to the Daily Times, the police visited various markets of the twin cities, and verbally ordered shopkeepers not to sell dish antennae.

In Rawalpindi, shopkeepers said police visited Imperial Market, Raja Bazaar, Iqbal Road, Commercial Market, Chotta Bazaar, Saddar and DAV College Road and told them to close their stores immediately.

Plainclothesmen are deployed in and around the markets to keep an eye on the shops that dealt in dish antennae and accessories.

“There are two main wholesale dealers of dish antennae in Rawalpindi - Kamran Electronics and Antennaways - and they had to close their shops,” Kaleem Ahmad, a shopkeeper, said.

In Islamabad, dish antenna shops in Aabpara, Blue Area, Super Market, Jinnah Super Market, and other markets were closed.

However, the sale of dish antennae continues, as people are willing to pay extra to get them on the black market.

In the wake of the ban on private channels, the price of a dish antenna rose from Rs 5,500 to Rs 9,000 in Rawalpindi and from Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 in Islamabad. (ANI)

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