Zee TV likely to stop airing Pak shows on Zindagi channel

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Published on Sep 25, 2016 06:39 AM IST
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ISLAMABAD/MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Zindagi channel — the first to syndicate content from Pakistan and air it in India — might ban all the Pakistani TV shows currently been aired in India following the 48-hour ultimatum given by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to all Pakistani film and TV artistes to quit India or face consequences.

Referring to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, Subhash Chandra, Chairman at Zee and Essel Group, tweeted on Saturday: “Unfortunate stance of Mia Sharif at UN. Zee is considering stopping Zindagi programmes from Pakistan. Artistes from there should leave.”

Launched in 2014, Zindagi channel became popular with the Indian masses after showcasing various Pakistani shows like Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam.

PAK CANCELS EXPO Pakistan has cancelled a trade exhibition which was scheduled to be held next month in India, amid heightened tension between the two neighbours.

“Due to current situation between Pakistan and India which are beyond TDAP’s control, the event planned for 2016 has been called off,” Trade Development Authority of Pakistan said in a statement.

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