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Pakistani TV channels likely to be banned in Bangladesh

December 27, 2013 at 1:00 am | News Desk


DHAKA: All Pakistani television channels are likely to be banned by the Cable Operators Association of Bangladesh (Coab) who threatens to block all transmission in view of ongoing tension between both countries.

According to a private TV channel, it has been reported that the ban will be put into effect because of the recent tension between the two countries following JI leader Abdul Qadir Molla’s hanging.

In addition to this, the commerce secretary has been quoted as saying “We will decide in a day or two about the participation of Pakistani stalls in the trade fair.”

He assured the youth that the demand for suspending trade relations with Pakistan had been conveyed to higher authorities.

Earlier this week, many protestors gathered around the Pakistan High Commission office in Dhaka to protest against Pakistan’s reaction to the hanging – particularly the National Assembly’s resolution condemning Molla’s hanging.

Pakistani investors who have invested into Bangladesh also face uncertainty after the incident.

The ban, once enacted, will be yet another step towards a complete breakdown in fast deteriorating ties between Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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