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Lahore High Court lifts ban on airing of Indian TV content in Pakistan

The Lahore High Court said that Pemra's objection to Indian content on television was pointless as the federal government had no objections to it. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 18, 2017, 03.42 PM (IST)

Allowing Indian teleplays to be aired in Pakistan, the Lahore High Court lifted a ban which was imposed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), the Dawn reported.

Pemra had imposed a ban on airing of Indian content in the wake of the Uri attack last year after which the relations between the two countries took a hit.

The petition challenged the Pemra circular saying that the government was indulging in "selective patriotism" as Indian films could be screened but not shown on television, the report added.

The Lahore High Court said that Pemra's objection to Indian content on television was pointless as the federal government had no objections to it.
 

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