PEMRA directs TV channels to not air Eid special shows

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The Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has requested news channels to not air pre-recorded or live special programmes on Eid-ul-Azha in solidarity with Kashmir.

According to details, the electronic media regulator has said that airing of festive segments “may hurt sentiments of not only our nation but also of the Kashmiri brethren”. Hence the day will be “celebrated with simplicity as a religious event.”

PEMRA told media outlets that August 14 will also be observed in “solidarity day with brave Kashmiris”.

Meanwhile, August 15 will be observed as black day and the national flag will fly at half-mast. Media outlets have been requested to “turn their logos black and white throughout the day on August 15, 2019” to highlight Indian atrocities in Indian occupied Kashmir.

On August 8, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has reiterated that no Indian movie will be screened in Pakistani cinemas. News channels had also been directed not to invite any Indian celebrity, politician, journalist, and analysts in their talk show for any kind of “comments” or “analysis”.

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