Yeah, here's an update: Most cable operators including mine (Showtime cable, aka GIA cable) have started running a message on their own pathetic inhouse video channels saying PEMRA has asked all cable operators to switch to digital which will cost Rs. 500/month on top of current charges and they are asking their subscribers for feedback regarding whether or not they accept these charges and want to switch to digital.
Obviously, 99% of subscribers will say the charges are too high as most of them don't even pay Rs. 250/month on time. So this looks like another attempt by our stupid cable operators to refuse to offer this service even though PEMRA has asked them to upgrade their services. This way, they will just claim that their subscribers, in LARGE NUMBERS, have asked them not to switch to digital. What a nice way to fool people!