Indian dramas and other Indian content is banned in Pakistan on cable TV channels. This ban on Indian content was restored by Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Indian dramas and films were aired on cable TV channels which were running on the name other than the original name of channels.
Breaking: Supreme Court while hearing the petition of United Producers Association (UPA) against telecast of Indian content on TV channels at Karachi Registry today has ordered a complete ban on Indian content on all Pakistani channels with immediate effect.
— Basit Alvi (@bpk69) October 27, 2018
A case was filed by the United Producers Association which was related to the broadcast of foreign content on Pakistani channels. The case was heard by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar.
After Ch. Justice #SaqibNisar has banned all the Indian content to be shown on #Pakistani #Channels | to be honest there is nothing to watch on. #PakistanMedia is producing somewhat the Indian materials with lot of colors. IDK, why #Movies can't be msg driven. Comedy & Love. Bs.
— Waqar Ahmad (@iamwlive) November 14, 2018
When @reportpemra has shut down all the Indian content on TVs and Cable. How come our Morning shows still playing Indian songs to dance on it.
— Zain Awan (@zainwain) November 16, 2018
Judge said that, ‘they are trying to (obstruct the construction) of our dam and we cannot even ban their channels?’. Only the appropriate content should be aired, he added.
The duration of this ban is not known, there is no information regarding the lifting of ban.
Earlier in 2016, a complete ban on airing of Indian content on TV channels and FM radio was imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
After this ban was imposed in Pakistan, the same action was also taken in India by some of their local channels and entertainment industry against Pakistani content.
Later in 2017, Lahore High Court lifted the ban on Indian content. LHC declared the ban to be null and void as federal government has no objection regarding the same issue.