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November 13, 2018
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RTI Request – Federal PEMRA Political Advertisements

The details of the RTI request are as follows:

Code:

MMfD/RTI/01/2018/104

Region:

Federal

Agency/Dept:

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)

Question(s):

This request is in connection with the Election Commission of Pakistan’s orders to PEMRA regarding the broadcast of political advertisements (see attached press release issued by PEMRA and shared on its official Twitter account @reportpemra).

In pursuance with the federal Right of Access to Information Act 2017, I request you to please provide the following information:

  1. Did TV channels respond to PEMRA’s instructions to share details of payments and duration of political advertisements broadcast during the 2018 election campaign?
  2. If yes, then please share (a) the details of payments received by TV channels for airing political advertisements from 1 June 2018 onwards, and (b) the details of duration of political ads broadcast by the TV channels during the same period.
  3. If no, then please provide a certified copy of PEMRA’s response to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Submission Date:

17 Aug 2018

Date of Receipt:

N/A

Status:

Pending

Response from Agency/Department

Date of Response:

N/A

Text of Response:

N/A

Complaint to Appellate Body

Complaint Filed (Y/N):

N

Date of Complaint:

N/A

MMfD Comments:

Documents

Copy of Request:

Copy of Response:

N/A

Copy of Complaint:

N/A

For more RTI requests filed by MMfD under its Media for Transparency project, please visit the RTI requests section.

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