Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday stopped private channels from airing Indian movies and television shows, among escalating tensions between the 2 countries following the Pulwama terror attack.
"The apex court has barred private channels from airing Indian material,” state-run Radio Pakistan said.
The move came a week after Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain declared Pakistan film exhibitors association will be boycotting the Indian movies following Indian air strikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province last month.
Hussain also said that he has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority ( PEMRA ) to break down on "made-in-India advertisements”. The apex court last instated a ban on Indian material in October 2018.