New Delhi: After the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) banned Pakistani actors and technicians working in Bollywood, Pakistan has also announced to ban telecast of Indian content in their country.
As per reports, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has suspended all media outlets airing Indian content without issuing prior notice.
Prior to the notice, Pakistani channels were allowed to telecast 6% contenton a daily basis. However, in view of the ban, the television channels, FM radio stations and cable operators have been asked to follow the newly implemented policy strictly. This means that along with all other Indian programmes, Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 10 will also not be telecast in Pakistan.
Zindagi channel which was one of the first to telecast content from Pakistan is also banning Pakistani content on the channel. It will replace the Pakistani shows with Indian content.
The terrorist attack on Uri Army Camp on September 18 that claimed the life of 19 soldiers has created tension between India and Pakistan. Following the terror attack political parties demanded a ban on Pakistani artists. Even the Bollywood fraternity is now divided over the decision of banning Pakistani actors.
First Published | 6 October 2016 10:46 AM