Pakistan Supreme Court reimposes ban on Indian films, TV content

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 27, 2018, 05.54 PM(IST)

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The apex court was hearing a case filed by the United Producers Association pertaining to the broadcast of foreign content on Pakistani television channels, the report said quoting Pakistan daily Dawn

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Saturday reintroduced a ban on country's local channels from airing Indian films and television content, reported news agency PTI.

The apex court reintroduced the ban while hearing a case filed by the United Producers Association pertaining to the broadcast of foreign content on Pakistani television channels, the report said quoting Pakistan daily Dawn.

During the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar ordered a "shut down" and made it clear that authorities should "only air appropriate content".

"They are trying to (obstruct the construction) of our dam and we cannot even ban their channels?" Nisar was quoted as saying.

In 2016, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had imposed a ban on airing Indian content on local television and FM radio channels.

However, the Lahore High Court lifted ban in 2017, declaring it null and void as the Pakistan government had no objections regarding the same.