ADHM row: Now, Pakistan bans Indian content on TV and radio
Relationship between India and Pakistan has soured even more post the Uri attack. Political parties in India targeted Pakistani actors who are or have been a part of the Indian film industry and called for a ban on them in the country. Not just the actors, channels decided to not air Pakistani content on Indian TV and radio. Now, Pakistan has hit back and taken the same route.
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority or PEMRA has called for a complete ban on Indian content on Pakistani TV and radio now. The ban will come in effect from October 21, this Friday.
A PEMRA statement reads, “The ban will come into effect at 3 PM on October 21, and radio and television stations which violate the ban will have their licences suspended without a prior show cause notice.”
Now this also means that no Bollywood films will be releasing in Pakistan anymore. The neighbouring country has been a steady source of revenue for all Bollywood films too. Hindi films undoubtedly have a huge market in Pakistan and now that is definitely lost.