Pak SC bans Indian films, TV shows

The top court of Pakistan has banned the broadcasting of the Indian films and television shows in their local channels. It is not the first time such a ban has been imposed on the Indian films and television shows by a Pakistani institution.

Earlier, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority imposed a strict ban on the Indian television shows and films in the year 2016. Later, the move was blocked by the Lahore High Court.

Anyway, the latest ban has come as a result of the United Producers Association’s petition seeking the imposition of a strict ban on the broadcasting of Indian films and television shows.

Experts observe that the best way to build a friendly relation with a country is to develop platforms to mingle with its art and culture. They opine that the latest Pakistan Supreme Court verdict will not help that country to develop such platforms to engage with India.

India and Pakistan are the two prominent countries in the South Asian region. They are the members of the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the most powerful transnational association in the South Asian region. If India and Pakistan find ways to negate its differences, the SAARC may develop as the most powerful transnational organisation in the world.

Why some Pakistan institutions create hindrances between both countries? What is their fear?



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