Same is the problem on my end. Cable Wala not coming>> because my area is away from their network and their is a risk of theft of their cable. lol . PTCL a real crap, so need to write more on PTCL.
I have got a FREE to Air digital satelite receiver (EUROSTAR EURO-BOX EB-999) from UAE and it cost me RS.10000. But yet I have to install it with a dish. I discussed it with a person in market and he told me another Rs.5500 will be rquired to fix the dish with two LNB's with a six feet dish. I will be able to watch 100 channels from that. National Geographic, Discovery, Star channels, HBO etc are not free, for that you want cards which a person else cable wala cannot afford. I give you a link from which you could see the list of free to air channels and what sort of satelite it will require to receive. you will be well able to get crap like GEO, AAJ, and such hasty wasty channels and you will be able to get updated on every suicide attack before it could have happen. As I know few time ago GEO reported: "In Rawalpindi explosion voice is heard, a very large explosion" but after that they had to put clearification of ISPR that it was a fault in the engine of a jet fighter.
Coming to the topic. You may also monthly pakage where you have to pay fee but I think they are also not very cheap. Here in free to air thingy you will have to choose your satelite as per your channels demand. Some top satelite channels for Pakistani viewers are are:
• AsiaSat 3S
• Paksat 1
• Intelsat 10
• Thaicom 5
• Hot Bird 6
Well link is: