Pemra Bans Shia TV Channels In Gilgit-Baltistan
Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned Shia TV channels’ broadcast in Shia majority Gilgit-Baltistan province that evoked stiff protest.
Gilgit-Baltistan chapter of the PEMRA issued a notification for the cabal operators directing them to ban Shia TV channels such as Hadi TV, Hidayat TV and Karbala Arabic channel.
Surprisingly, news channel Such TV was also banned despite the fact that the channel is not a religious but simply a news channel.
PEMRA GB chapter claimed that they had received complaints against these channels broadcast.
Shia parties and leaders have condemned the ban on Shia channels in Shia majority province. They rejected the pretext saying that no Shia channel broadcast any objectionable programme. They demanded immediate withdrawal of the ban on Shia channels.