Pemra destroying radio broadcasting industry: PBA

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Pemra destroying radio broadcasting industry: PBA

KARACHI: In a strong statement issued on Saturday, the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) has condemned the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) for what it called attempting to destroy the radio broadcasting industry in the country with its `highhanded tactics’.

“Pemra in a move to fill its coffers with irrational levies has started collecting from private radio broadcasters licence renewal fees, which is several multiple times more of what they used to pay originally. This is also being done at a time when the radio industry, specifically, and the media industry on the whole is going through the worst economic crisis in its history,” the statement read.

Newspaper: Dawn

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