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Pak has banned Indian TV channels
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 27
Pakistan has banned the transmission of Indian TV channels, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
Information and Broadcasting Minister P R Dasmunshi said in a written reply the ban was being enforced strictly on Indian news channels in particular.

He said the Pakistan Film Censor Board recently permitted public screening of Indian films “Taj Mahal” and “Mughal-e-Azam” which was stated to be a one-time exception. He said financial proceeds from the screenings were stated to be utilised for the victims of earthquake of October 8, 2005.

Answering another query, he said the ministry had decided to set up the Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) to monitor the contents telecast by private channels as well as to check the violation of the Programme and Advertisement Code prescribed in the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.



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