Pakistan Bans On Indian TV Content, Won’t End People To Contact

NEW DELHI

Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh asserted that people in Pakistan will continue to watch content shown on Indian television despite the ban imposed by the country. “Let the Pakistan judge opine whatever he wants, have people stopped seeing? People to people contact won’t end with one man’s statement,” Singh said.

Singh was referring to a report by Pakistan daily, which stated that Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said that no Indian content will be aired on Pakistani channels.

“We will not allow Indian content to be aired on (Pakistani) channels as it ‘damages our culture’,” reported quoting the Chief Justice of Pakistan as saying.

The statement from court came after Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman Saleem Baig told the judicature that 65-80 per cent content shown on a certain entertainment channel is foreign. In 2016, Pemra had imposed a complete ban on showcasing Indian content on local television and FM radio channels.