For the first time in the
history of Pakistan, the area of electronic media which,
used to be the exclusive domain of the public sector has
been opened for investment in the private sector.
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has
started receiving a large number of applications for setting
up radio and television stations in the private sector.
PEMRA has so far received 64 applications for setting up
radio stations in private sector, while the last date for
submitting applications for the television station is
September 20, 2002.
64 applications for radio
five will be given permission in
the initial stage and almost similar number of TV
broadcasting houses will be given permission.