PEMRA conducts raids in Sindh against devices telecasting Indian content
KARACHI: PEMRA and other government agencies conducting raids against Direct To Home (DTH) satellite devices in Sindh, which telecast Indian television channels, ARY News reported on Thursday.
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) along with Directorate General Intelligence and Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) are carrying out raids in Karachi and interior of Sindh against the DTH devices which telecast Indian and other foreign content.
Government agencies conducted raids in Saddar and Memon Goth whereas a raid also carried out in Electronics Market in Sukkur.
Local police also accompanied intelligence and FBR officials in the raids.
Illegal dish antennas, dish television decoders, sea line receivers and low-noise block down converters were seized in the crackdown.
PEMRA on Wednesday placed a blanket ban on airing Indian content on television or radio.
The bilateral ties between Pakistan and India have deteriorated after Pakistan raised the issue of Indian atrocities in Kashmir and martyrdom of separatist leader Burhan Wani, at United Nations while India accusing Pakistan of sponsoring terrorism.
The neighboring country had claimed on September 29 that its forces had carried out a surgical strike within Pakistani territory.
Indian film producers association have banned Pakistani actors and technicians, while already completed film starring Pakistani actors, are facing hurdles in release.
Pakistan has repeatedly saud that it will not back down from moral and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir in their struggle for the right of self determination.