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Suspension of visa after LoC incident

January 25, 2013

THE Indian government and the Indian army chief have shown strong reaction to the Line of Control firing incident while the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistan Army have rejected the Indian accusation.

Pakistan has suggested that the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan should investigate the recent ceasefire violations at the LoC.

Because of this, India has also suspended issuing visas to Pakistani senior citizens to a get visa on arrival at the border. The scheme had been recently launched.

The Pakistan hockey team which was in India to play in the Hockey India League (HIL) is also returning to Pakistan after protests by some political parties in India.

If India can suspend such activities from Pakistan, then why shouldn’t Pakistan ban Indian films from being screened in Pakistani cinemas? These films earn massive revenues for Bollywood producers and directors.

PEMRA should stop the broadcasting of programmes from Indian channels and direct Pakistani channels not to air Indian programmes and soap operas.

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD Karachi