Pakistan bans Indian television channels amid water row

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  1. MGB ROADSTER

    MGB ROADSTER Well-Known Member

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    Pakistan's Supreme Court has re-imposed a ban on all Indian TV channels, overturning an earlier order from a lower court.
    Chief Justice Saqib Nisar said the ban was justified as India was damming rivers that flow into Pakistan.
    Pakistan says the dams are being used against it as a weapon, a claim India denies.
    Indian television and films are popular in Pakistan, but the country has banned them before in response to tensions.
    "India is shrinking the flow of water into Pakistan," Mr Nisar reportedly said, as he overturned an earlier verdict by the Lahore High Court. "Why shouldn't we close their channels?"
    More than 80% of irrigated agricultural land in Pakistan depends on the river Indus and its tributaries, most of which flow from the Himalayas.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46003662

    The Supreme Court is reconstructing the long boycott days on the Indian entertainment industry and banning the neighboring country's eastern television broadcasts.
    "They are reducing the flow of water, and we will close the television to them"
    Funny :boxing:
     
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  2. Merwen

    Merwen Well-Known Member

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    IMO a water dispute in that area is inevitable,,,isn't that the same approximate area where India and China were having a face-off?
     
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    Both countries need help. Let's send them contraceptives so that the population can be reduced until there's enough water for all.
     
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