Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry, on Tuesday announced that a ban has been imposed on the telecast of Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches in response to Indian propaganda carried out against Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (Pakistan Point News / NNI - 02nd April, 2019) Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhry, on Tuesday announced that a ban has been imposed on the telecast of Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches in response to Indian propaganda carried out against Pakistan.The decision was taken in federal cabinet meeting after an �organised effort' by India to harm cricket in Pakistan, Fawad Chaudhry said in a press conference here.
He said the government believes that political conflicts should not be allowed to impact sports and culture. "However, we saw the attitude that [India] maintained against Pakistani citizens, actors, artists and cricketers," the minister said, adding that the wearing of military caps by Indian cricket players during a match against Australia was "the limit" for Pakistan.He added that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) will ensure implementation of the cabinet's decision to stop telecast of the IPL matches on any tv channels in the country.
The information minister, however, urged sports, showbiz and culture should be made free from political conflicts that what the Islamabad government believed in.He also criticised Indian broadcaster for not telecasting Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches in the middle of the tournament and wearing of military caps by Indian cricket players which exhibited an aggressive posture by New Delhi against Pakistani players.While answering a question, Chaudhry said that Indian PM Modi should rethink his policy after facing back-to-back failures even inside his own country. NNI