‘Pak, Chinese TV channels a matter of concern’
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 22, 2010, 20:32
New Delhi: Government on Thursday said availability of signals of several Pakistani and Chinese TV channels in the country's border areas was a matter of serious concern and it was taking appropriate steps to counter this.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said her Ministry was determined to ensure that people in these areas do not get these foreign channels at their homes.

"Pakistani signal gets into India. Chinese signal gets into India. It is a serious matter and we will take appropriate steps to counter the challenge," she said addressing a workshop here.

Noting that a huge vacancy of 11,000 posts in Doordarshan and All India Radio and other wings of her Ministry was affecting operations, she said soon to retire engineers from the Armed Forces as well as retired personnel of state police will be recruited on contract basis to fill up the posts.

Pakistani TV channels are available in many border areas of Jammu and Kashmir while signals of some Chinese channels are available in some North-Eastern states.


First Published: Thursday, July 22, 2010, 20:32

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