The Supreme Courtroom (SC) on Saturday reinstated a ban on the transmission of Indian content material materials on native television channels, keeping apart an earlier verdict by the Lahore Extreme Courtroom (LHC).
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar was listening to a case filed by the United Producers Affiliation pertaining to the revealed of abroad content material materials on Pakistani television channels inside the SC Karachi registry as we converse.
“They’re trying to [obstruct the construction] of our dam and we will not even ban their channels?” the best select fumed as he ordered the revealed of Indian reveals to be “shut down” sooner than together with that the authorities should “solely air relevant content material materials”.
In 2016, Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) had imposed an entire ban on airing Indian content material materials on native television and FM radio channels
The selection was largely seen as a tit-for-tat switch after comparable actions have been taken by some channels and the leisure commerce in India in direction of Pakistani content material materials and artists.
In 2017, the LHC had lifted the Pemra-imposed ban, declaring it null and void as a result of the federal authorities had no objections regarding the an identical.