Pakistani television channels fined for airing excessive Indian, foreign content

HeadlinesPakistani television channels fined for airing excessive Indian, foreign content

ISLAMABAD: As many as 10 Pakistani entertainment television channels have been slapped with Rs10 million fine for airing excessive Indian and foreign content, according to a document of ministry of information, broadcasting and national heritage.

The television channels which have been fined include Hum TV, Oxygen TV, Play TV, Kohinoor Entertainment, TV One Entertainment, NTV Entertainment, GXM Entertainment, Jalwa Entertainment.

   

The fine was imposed by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) with a warning for these channels to desist from such practice in future.

The document states that the local channels were airing excessive Indian content which was much more than the prescribed limits.

It further says that private TV channels of the country have been authorized to air only 10 per cent foreign content and 60 per cent of that 10 per cent should be Indian or other content and 40 per cent of the 10 per cent may be English content.

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