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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pakistan's television regulatory body has banned all 11 Christian TV channels airing in the country and arrested at least six cable operators for defying the order, according to reports.

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, or PEMRA, does not grant landing rights for religious content, allowing the airing of Christian messages only for Christmas and Easter. However, the Christian channels had been operating for more than two and a half decades, just as numerous Islamic channels still do.

PEMRA has now formally deemed the Christian channels illegal, and is cracking down on cable operators who are still airing the channels. At least six of them have been arrested, according to UCAnews.

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Google it.

#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2016-11-22 03:53 PM | Reply

The religion of tolerance and peace.

#3 | Posted by boaz at 2016-11-22 04:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We should do the same.

#4 | Posted by squinch at 2016-11-22 04:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The Islamic radicalization of Pakistan is increasingly a reality, whether Pakistanis have the honesty to admit it or not.

#5 | Posted by moder8 at 2016-11-22 04:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Since Christianity is a dead/dying religion, it doesn't need 11 channels. It can get by on YouTube alone.

#3 | Posted by boaz... yap yap yap

What do YOU care? I don't think any of them had pictures of bare feet.

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-11-23 02:07 AM | Reply

We should do the same.

Yes we should. The less Christian fundamentalism in the world the better.

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-11-23 02:12 AM | Reply

#7 It's a nice concept, but what we cant do is violate human dignity by banning religious speech.

I grew up in a fundamentalist doomsday cult, the "Worldwide Church of God", and other than the enemas, Epson salt baths, and firearms training, I'd say I turned out all right :)

#8 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2016-11-23 02:19 AM | Reply

And we didn't have TV, anyway. It was "of the world".

#9 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2016-11-23 02:26 AM | Reply

violate human dignity by banning religious speech.

It will do the opposite.

We will give people their dignity back by banning religious speech.

the enemas, Epson salt baths, and firearms training

No dancing with snakes?

I'd say I turned out all right

I am so happy for you. We all are.

#10 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-11-23 02:40 AM | Reply

What kind of backward people still watch cable?

#11 | Posted by bored at 2016-11-23 09:20 PM | Reply

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What kind of backward people still watch cable?

No kidding. That's what satellites are for.

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2016-11-23 09:41 PM | Reply

What kind of backward people

Christians.

Everyone else uses something like this:

www.ptcl.com.pk

Who watches "TV" in the Age of the Internet?

#13 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-11-23 11:36 PM | Reply

Too much TV rots the brain. And being an Islamic country, they don't allow porn channels.

Watch the internet instead. Internet makes one smarter and you get free porn too.

Pakistan just saved it's Christians from brain-rot.

#14 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-11-23 11:44 PM | Reply

just ban religion.

#15 | Posted by ichiro at 2016-11-24 10:34 PM | Reply

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