PEMRA has no plan to ban YouTube channels in Pakistan, Chairman clarifies – Research Snipers

PEMRA has no plan to ban YouTube channels in Pakistan, Chairman clarifies

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The Chairman of the Pakistan Regulatory Media Authority (PEMRA) had clarified that the regulatory body has no plan to ban any YouTube channel in the country.

While talking to the media in Islamabad, the chairman PEMRA Mirza Aslam Baig said PEMRA has only sought suggestions for the regulation of the YouTube channels.

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He further said that PEMRA was working on new channels license, which will be completed in three to four months.

The regulatory authority had refuted the news published by a section of the press on draft consultation on regulating the Web TV and Over the Top TV (OTT) Content Services in the country.

In a rebuttal issued by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to the news items published, the PEMRA claimed that in the news reports it was alleged that through the Draft Consultation on Regulating the Web TV & Over the Top TV (OTT) Content Services in Pakistan, PEMRA intends to curtail the freedom of speech and to gag voices.

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