PEMRA imposes restriction on 24 radio stations

April 29, 2010

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Thursday has imposed restriction on 24 FM Radio Stations.

BBC World Service is disappointed that 24 out of its 34 FM partner stations in Pakistan have been asked to cease broadcasting BBC Urdu Service's news bulletins by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).

The BBC believes that the 24 FM partner stations completed all the required paperwork for PEMRA last October and calls on the Pakistan authorities to allow the stations to resume BBC Urdu news bulletins so that audiences in Pakistan can have access to the BBC's impartial and editorially independent news.

The BBC is concerned that the millions of radio listeners in Pakistan who turn to the BBC for unbiased and objective news and information will be the most affected by this decision.


rehan | 13 years ago | Reply M.Salim stole the words from my mouth.
M. Salim | 13 years ago | Reply The Establishment was not able to shutdown "Maulana FM Radio" station for years which kept blasting venom on the peace loving Swatis but ironically is blatantly striking down on legally operating and popular FM stations. Illogical reasoning!
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