The Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has completely banned the broadcast of Indian content on local TV and FM radio stations.
According to a directive issued by the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority, the authority has banned the broadcasting of Indian content on satellite TV channels and radio.
PEMRA has stated that Indian clips, songs, and news reports will not be broadcasted, Indian analysis and political statements will also be banned.
PEMRA has also made it clear that any violation will be categorized as a breach of the directives and judicial orders.
PEMRA further directed that the channels cannot invite Indian journalists, politicians and celebrities to the programs. Violations will also be taken strictly.
It is pertinent to mention that yesterday, The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan, said in a tweet that Indian films will not be shown in any cinema house in the country, Indian dramas, films and any content broadcasting will be banned in Pakistan.
“We understand the sentiments of Kashmiris and will take every step that will increase their passion,” She stated.
Bollywood movies are already banned in Pakistani cinemas, but after the Indian jingoism in Kashmir and along LoC, the government announced yet again that Indian films will not be shown in Pakistani cinemas.