Jul 2, 2007
Posted by Saim Baig
FM station told to stop BBC news bulletins
Local radio channel FM 103 has stopped broadcasting hourly bulletins of BBC Radio on the instructions of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
Anis Mansoori, head of news and current affairs at FM 103, told Daily Times the station had stopped transmission after a PEMRA letter on June 28 warned it would shut down the station and seize its equipment if BBC broadcasts were not stopped. BBC Pakistan Editor Aamer Ahmed Khan said in a statement that the BBC was fulfilling all PEMRA requirements for transmission and FM 103 supported his claim. PEMRA spokesman Muhammad Saleem said they had disallowed FM 103 from airing news from any organisation whose editorial policy was controlled in a foreign country.
From: Daily Times