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BBC stops hourly Urdu news bulletins in Pakistan
Muhammad Muzaffar Hameed - firstname.lastname@example.org on Monday, April 04, 2005 - 9:54:40 AM
The Daily Times quoted a statement issued by the BBC World Service Press Office as saying that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has asked FM 103, its partner, to stop broadcasting these news bulletins as they were in violation of the license issued to them.
The report said that FM 103 had challenged the PEMRA order in the Lahore High Court and the court had set April 14 as the hearing date.
BBC officials are however optimistic of the issue getting resolved quickly and are looking forward to broadcast their news bulletins, which they claim, were extremely popular and received overwhelming response from the audiences.
“We have done nearly six thousands bulletins in ten months on FM 103 and the audiences’ response was overwhelming. BBC was talking with Pakistani authorities and hoped the issue would be resolved soon,” the paper quoted BBC World Service’s Asia Pacific Region head Abbas Nasir as saying. (ANI)