Pakistani channels in India: Nawaz calls for flexible media laws

Prime minister meets British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

APP/web Desk July 18, 2013
During the meeting, the two officials also discussed the situation in Afghanistan. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said that regulatory regimes needed to be made more flexible so that Pakistani channels could be viewed in India.

Talking to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Zee TV Subhash Chandra, the Prime Minister urged for a relaxation of laws to facilitate media outlets and reach out to a maximum number of people in India and Pakistan.

He said that media had the power of bringing the citizens of India and Pakistan together.

"Media is the most effective tool for shaping perceptions," Nawaz asserted.

Mentioning the possibility of a dedicated "Education TV", he said media in developing countries should serve constructive purposes.

Chandra appreciated Nawaz for the warm gesture and added that he would play his role in enabling the two countries to achieve peace and stability.

Nawaz had earlier said that Pakistan wants better relations with all countries and that it had revived backdoor diplomacy with India. Sharif had made the statement during a meeting with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

During the meeting, the two officials had discussed the situation in Afghanistan. They had discussed the role of Pakistan in Afghanistan in light of the forthcoming withdrawal of American forces.

Nawaz had assured that Pakistan would encourage peace.


@Indian | 8 years ago | Reply

I doubt you've seen Geo, Geo Entertainment or Dunya. I also like Samaa and Channel 4. I've happened to watch many Indian channels, NDTV, DD, a few Telugu channels.

Suffice it to say, your superiority complex is unwarranted. Get over yourself buddy. Open your eyes.

Remember that play Bakra Qiston Pey from a decade back that was very popular in India and originated in Pakistan? Same way, my grandmother is a big fun of some Indian shows. Mutual exchange in this form benefits understanding and harkens peace. And please, watch Star Plus for a minute. I will excuse my partition era grandmother due to age and generational gap, but the ''pride'' of your TV entertainment is absolutely pathetic rubbish. Pakistani drama serials have moved on. You may enjoy something that doesn't revolve around how A couldn't marry B because of C (a common if not universal theme on those shows)


indian | 8 years ago | Reply

Indians already have 800 + TV Channels to watch at present, more and more Indian and english channels are added up almost daily. Our regional channels are far better than Pakistani channels both technology wise and content wise. So please we Indians are not interested in your TV programs.

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