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Indian content on Pakistan TV damages culture: Pakistan top court

Pakistan's Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said on Wednesday that their Supreme Court would not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it "damages our culture".
Jan 10, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said on Wednesday that their Supreme Court would not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it "damages our culture".
 
Nisar's remarks came as a three-member apex court bench heard an appeal filed by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) against the High Court decision to ban the broadcast of Indian content on TV channels in the country, Dawn newspaper reported.
 
The authority's Chairman Saleem Baig said that 65 per cent of the content shown on Filmazia channel was foreign and that the number at times goes as high as 80 per cent.
 
To this, Nisar remarked: "We will not allow Indian content to be aired on (Pakistani) channels."

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