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The Supreme Court issued the order on Tuesday

SAMAA | - Posted: Mar 5, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Mar 5, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

The Supreme Court issued the order on Tuesday

The Supreme Court has barred private channels from airing Indian shows and other content. 

The court suspended on Tuesday the Lahore High Court’s verdict giving permission to private channels to air Indian content.

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PEMRA filed an appeal against the verdict. The court decided to hear the petition too.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed asked if the people want to watch Indian content now?

In 2006, India approved the policy to air 10% foreign content, said PEMRA lawyer. It was decided that if Pakistan airs Indian content then Indian should also show Pakistani content, he remarked.

Related: PEMRA called Pakistani dramas ‘bold’ and people are up in arms

India, however, has imposed a restriction on Pakistani shows and content. “Pakistan restricted Indian content when Indian restricted our shows and channels,” he said.

Justice Ijazul Ahsan said that the high court doesn’t have the authority to interfere in PEMRA’s affairs.

The case has been adjourned indefinitely.

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2 Comments

  1. seemanadiadi  March 19, 2019 1:53 am/ Reply

    india dikhay ya na hamare show to hume kya farak padta hai choro un ko hum apne pakistani shows content dekhte hai aur sath me indian content bhi dekhna chahte hai to pls ap permission de do indian content on karne ki pls

  2. seemanadiadi  March 19, 2019 1:56 am/ Reply

    please indian channel on kare aur pakistani channel ko permission de indian content dikhane ki please

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