Pak Bans Broadcast Of Indian Channels Through DTH Services

Friday, Sep 02, 2016

A day after India gave its nod to All India Radio (AIR) to broadcast programmes in Balochi language, Pakistan has hit back by imposing a cap of less than six percent air-time to telecast Indian television channels from 15 October,2016, reported PTI.

However, ANI and Times Now reported that according to Pakistan media, the country's electronic media regulatory authority has banned Indian channels airing through DTH services.

Pakistan media reports that the country's Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has banned Indian TV Channels through DTH services.

Pakistan's electronic media watchdog warned of a crackdown on local channels as well. The decision was prompted by complaints from the different TV owners and common citizens, according to an official of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), PTI reported.

The government gave its nod to the state-owned radio broadcaster to include Balochi language among the 14 foreign languages that it currently broadcasts in on Wednesday, ANI had earlier reported.

All India Radio(AIR) too soon start programs in Balochi language. Govt gives approval : AIR sources

With this latest move, Pakistan has clearly expressed its displeasure with India's attempt to communicate with the Baloch people. It has earlier said that Modi crossed the "red line" by talking about Balochistan.


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