The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has suspended the license of Nickelodeon channel for airing cartoons dubbed in Hindi language.

The electronic media watchdog on Monday announced that the license was suspended over violation of PEMRA directives, following the October 19 decision which stated that any satellite channel or those with landing rights would face bans over screening of Indian content, in order to enforce a complete ban on Indian TV and radio contents.

The statement issued by PEMRA said that all distribution networks have been informed about the suspension of Nickelodeon channels. The decision will come into effect immediately.

The PEMRA decision is largely seen as a tit-for-tat move after a similar action by some channels and the entertainment industry in India against Pakistani content and artistes.