The Supreme Court of Pakistan has disadvantaged television admirers of some of the country’s most popular shows after deciding to reinstate a block on Indian content. So, Pakistan bans Indian television channels completely.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar made the ruling following a supplication from local producers; but used his announcement for accusing India of cutting off water to Pakistan.

The ruling restores a ban of 2016 on airing Indian content on television or FM radio after it had been inverted by a lower court last year. The original ban of year 2016 was depicted criticism from television enthusiasts and from cable TV operators. The Bollywood films and the Indian music and all have large numbers of supporters while thrill crime dramas and the local versions of reality shows are so popular as well. Indian TV personalities are domestic names.

Film and Television have previously been the sufferers of insulting bans as the nuclear armed neighbors clash over issues including Kashmir as well. In the beginning of this year, India banned concerts by Pakistani artists; and some Indian stations stopped airing Pakistani content completely. Indian producers called for a inclusive ban on Pakistani content; and the Hindu radicals threatened to attack cinemas showing films presenting Pakistani artists. The ban came into effect instantly with channels known for playing Hindi songs or films suddenly changing to Pakistani stuff.

PEMRA (Pakistan’s Media Regulatory Authority) confirmed the country’s top court made the order to Nisar “stop airing all Indian content on TV channels.” The ruling covers aerial, satellite and also the cable channels. Pakistan Cable Operators Association’s chairman criticized the decision. He said, the ban on the all the Indian content is not the solution, rather we should try to better the quality of Pakistani TV shows. The chief justice apparently made responsible India for cutting off Pakistan’s water supplies as he made the ruling.

The chief justice said “India is shrinking the flow of water into Pakistan.”  “Why shouldn’t we close their channels?”

Pakistan’s agriculture is dependent on rivers that mainly pass through Indian-Administered Kashmir. Islamabad has also opposed Delhi building hydroelectric plants of the rivers condemning its neighbor of trying to snip Pakistan’s water supply; which is frequently being denied by India.


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