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Pakistan bans 11 Christian TV stations

New Delhi: Pakistani officials have banned 11 Christian television channels, leaving the country’s 2.8 million Christians with no public media presence for the first time in nearly two decades.According to India Today, the Pakistani Media Regulatory Authority this week banned the religious stations after accusing them of being “illegal” and “not having permission” to broadcast. The outlet notes that most pro-Christian channels in Pakistan are based abroad since because PEMRA does not release licenses for religious broadcasting, and only allows the airing of Christian messages for Christmas and Easter.