Saturday, July 24, 2021
Home Business The much anticipated Direct to Home (DTH) project again doldrums as Pakistan...

The much anticipated Direct to Home (DTH) project again doldrums as Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)

DTH project again doldrums
Zubair Kasuri

The much anticipated Direct to Home (DTH) project again doldrums as Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) have delay two licenses for security reasons while local firm Shahzad Sky Private Limited yet not start function last year to pay 50% advance payment and remaining payment would pay in 10 years installments. The firm also challenged the 20% advance tax in the court.

Around 5 million viewers watch dramas through Direct to Home (DTH) that billion of rupees transferred online or other sources to India.
On February 11, 2020, the date of licence will be end and all amount would be fortified as per PEMRA section 35. PEMRA sent many notices to Shahzad Sky but did not positive reply.
When The News conducted to Director General Licensee PEMRA (DTH) Dr Mukhtar said DTH project is vital for Pakistan and its people. We contact with the firm and they assured they will work soon. If the firm request more time for start the DTA, the PEMRA would consider on their request.
Project Diretor Shahzad Sky Pvt Ltd told the firm is working on DTH but we are facing letter of credit (LC) facility and many hurdles to start DTH in Pakistan.
It is pertaining to mention there
Successful bid announced at Rs. 4.898 billion for single license. All three winners will get DTH license for this same amount. PEMRA, as a whole, will bag Rs. 14.694 billion as a result of this bidding.
Process had started DTH bidding after Supreme Court issued a short order allowing it to hold the auction. Apex Court, however, said that outcome of bidding will be conditional with High Court’s detailed order.

Must Read

Rockets hit Afghanistan’s presidential palace during Eid prayers today

Rockets hit Afghanistan's presidential palace during Eid prayers today

Another Milestone Achieved by MoITT

ICT export remittances, including telecommunication, computer and information services have surged to US $2.123 billion (largest exporter in services sector & highest net exporter...

Brand Spectrum wins “Best Social Media Influencer Campaign”Recognition at Pakistan Digital Awards 2021

Brand Spectrum has won the Best Social Media Influencer Campaign recognition from Pakistan Digital Awards 2021 for the NESTLE Raita campaign. Brand Spectrum had...

What Makes CAMON 17 Better than Other Phones?

TECNO Pakistan presented CAMON 17 series recently, and we had numerous inquiries that how it's been for clients. There isn't anything to stress over...

vivo Becomes World’s Second-fastest Growing 5G Smartphone Brand, According to Strategy Analytics

vivo became the second-fastest growing 5G smartphone brand globally in Q1 2021, jumping 62 percent quarter-on-quarter to 19 million units shipped, while vivo's 5G...