Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) aims to end the screening of all illegal Indian content starting from October 15. The crackdown was announced after India claimed that the Indian Army conducted a surgical strike on Pakistan, and followed by banning Pakistani actors on their screens.
PEMRA has also warned all cable service providers not to broadcast any Indian content, else they will be dealt with strict action against them. Asides that, a penalty will be imposed on the channels who do not follow the new decision of the board.
“The complaints have shown serious concerns on this issue (illegal Indian contents) in the wake of the current situation between India and Pakistan,” PEMRA spokesperson said, according to PTI. PEMRA also wrote their statement on their Twitter page explaining that the board will talk to Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif about the crackdown to ban illegal Indian content.
Chairman PEMRA calls on Chief Minister Punjab, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, to brief him about crackdown against Illegal Indian DTH. pic.twitter.com/L5sV7SzO4A
— Report PEMRA (@reportpemra) October 1, 2016
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