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An ill-informed move by Pakistan


The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed all public and private TV channels to flash the political map of Pakistan before airing news bulletins at 9 pm. “All the satellite TV channel licensees (news and current affairs/regional language) are, therefore, directed to comply with the above-mentioned recommendation in letter and spirit without fail,” it says.

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan has directed Pemra to issue such an order. The PTI government had on August 4 last year unveiled the country’s new political map, essentially asserting its longstanding position on Kashmir and Sir Creek disputes. Prime Minister Imran Khan, while introducing the map at a ceremony, had said the map reflected the national aspiration and supported principled stance on the Kashmir dispute, reports emanating from Pakistan cited.

The new map issued by Pakistan “observed the first anniversary of annexation of occupied…

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