PEMRA imposes complete ban on airing of Indian content in Pakistan

| Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 21:59
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New Delhi: The Pakistan electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Wednesday banned airing of all Indian content in Pakistan from Friday.

The decision was taken by the PEMRA in a meeting that was headed Absar Alma in Islamabad on Wednesday.

A statement issued by source say, “The ban will come into effect at 3pm on October 21. Licences of TV channels and radio stations that go against the ban will be cancelled without any show-cause notice.”

Prior to the notice, Pakistani channels were allowed to telecast 6% Indian content on 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.

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.

 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.




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