Ina statement issued on Friday, the chairman said that some licensed cable operators have reportedly blocked the channels owing to a dispute between Cable Operators of Pakistan (CAP) and few members of Pakistan Broadcasting Association (PBA).
Sources, on the other hand, say the cable operators have jammed these channels as a protest against a ban on Indian entertainment channels, which they are pushing the PEMRA to restore for quite sometime now.
PEMRA chairman urged all the stakeholders to resolve their grievances amicably by holding a joint meeting.
Meanwhile, CAP has been asked to restore the transmission of closed channels.
Moreover, PBA also said that such gagging tactics were being used to plunge the broadcasters into crisis so that they could not render transparent coverage of the upcoming elections.
It is to be mentioned here that the cable operators have stop broadcasting Geo Entertainment, ARY Digital, KTN Entertainment, HUM TV, Express Entertainment and TV One.