The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority on Saturday decided to ban all Indian channels that are aired in the country from October 15. It warned that strict action will be taken against television channels and distribution networks if they did not comply with the order, according to ANI.

The restriction comes days after the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association "banned" Pakistani actors and technicians from shooting in India till "normalcy" returned. This move followed the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's 48-hour deadline to all Pakistani artistes to leave India. Threats were also issued to Pakistan singer Shafqat Amanat Ali in Bengaluru, while singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya had criticised the Hindi film industry for what he called "breeding and feeding" Pakistani artistes.