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No Indian TV channel can be viewed in the country after October 15, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has said, a media report said on Saturday.
According to The Nation, Pakistani people have demanded action be taken against “all Indian channels”. The step comes as tensions rise between the two neighbouring nations after India said that it conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control at terror launch pads in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
According to the reports, the crackdown will be held against all cable operators in the country in case the orders are not followed.
It also alleged that Pakistani programmes have been banned in India and Indian artistes have given negative messages against Islamabad which resulted in provoking the public to demand the closure of Indian channels.
At a press conference in Mumbai, Amey Khopkar, President of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s film wing, said: “The day Pakistan will stop attacking our country, we will extend the hand of friendship. We do not have anything against art but the artists who are employed in India remained mum on the terror attack in Uri. We gave them an ultimatum of 48 hours to leave India. You can rest assured that they have left, but if we find any Pakistani artiste, we won’t spare (them).”
MNS workers protested outside filmmaker Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions office for casting Fawad in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.Talking about Karan, Khopkar said: “Karan Johar isn’t bigger than the government. If Karan Johar and Raees makers don’t replace the actors, we will not allow Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees to release.” Raees marks Mahira’s entry into Bollywood and features superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the lead, while “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” stars Fawad with Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma.