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Pakistan bans Indian content on television

Pakistan bans Indian content on television

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Saturday ordered a ban on all Indian content on TV channels, officials said.

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar issued the order in Karachi while hearing a case filed by producers’ associations relating to the broadcasting of foreign content on Pakistan television channels.

An official of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) said Nisar ordered to “stop airing all Indian content on TV channels”.

The ruling covers terrestrial, satellite and cable channels.

Khalid Arain, chairman of Pakistan Cable Operators Association confirmed the verdict, but hit out against the order.

“Ban on the all the Indian content is not the solution, rather we should try to better the quality of Pakistani TV shows”, Arain told media.

2017, the Lahore High court had lifted a ban on Indian TV shows which had been imposed by authorities in October 2016 amid heightened tensions between the two countries over the disputed Kashmir region.

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