Federal cabinet takes important decision over IPL matches broadcast in Pakistan

Federal cabinet takes important decision over IPL matches broadcast in Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD - Federal Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the cabinet nodded banning broadcasting of India's IPL matches in Pakistan. He said India has left no opportunity to harm Pakistan's cricket.

He said sports, culture, and other showbiz activities should not be politicized, but India has adopted an aggressive posture against our players and artists.

He regretted that the Indian broadcaster pulled out from broadcasting PSL matches. He said now PEMRA would ensure that IPL matches are not aired in Pakistan.

The Minister said boards of Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation, Oil and Gas Development Authority, Sui Southern Gas Pipelines, and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines have been reconstituted. Shamsuddin Sheikh has been appointed Chairman PMDC and Qamar Javed Sharif the chief of OGDC. Dr. Shamshad Akhtar has been appointed the new head of SSGPL and Syed Dilawar Abbas the chief of SNGPL. The cabinet also approved appointment of judges of various banking courts.

Hassan Irfan Khan has been removed from the IPO Policy Board.

He said the cabinet approved appointment of Arshad Malik as the Chief Executive Officer of Pakistan International Airlines.

Fawad Chaudhry said the cabinet approved extension in the licence of Vision Air International for one year

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