While staying the beaming of foreign content, Lahore High Court Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan ruled that Indian films and television serials were included in “Negative List” under the current bilateral trade regime.
Khalid Mahmood Khan also directed the federal government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to submit a detailed reply in this regard at the next hearing on 12 December 2013.
The Hindu – 11 December 2013:
Pakistani court stops airing of Indian, foreign films on tv
A Pakistani court has stopped the screening of foreign films, serials and television shows, especially Indian content, on the country’s tv channels, triggering panic and outrage among exhibitors and viewers.
Pakistan: Censor Board delays certification of Indian films
The Lahore High Court has been informed that although the court had not stopped the Censor Board from certifying Indian films and only banned “smuggled films” yet the chairman of the Censor Board was delaying certification of legally imported films as well.
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DNA – 17 December 2013:
Pakistan petition seeking ban on Bollywood films withdrawn
Giving relief to the Hindi film industry, a petition seeking a ban on Indian films filed before the high court in Lahore was withdrawn. The petition was filed by television talk show host Mubashir Lucman following which justice Mohammed Khalid Mehmood Khan recently issued a ban on Indian films and posted the matter for December 16.