The electronic media watchdog put a condition of less than six-per cent of air time telecast for Indian channels. This crackdown is likely to precede the launch of Pakistani DTH service which is all set to be introduced next month.

"Adequate time is being given to the cable operators and satellite channels to adjust their timings as per the legal requirements. Otherwise, punitive action will be taken against the two important segments from October 15," the Dawn quoted PEMRA chairman Absar Alam as saying on Wednesday.