The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has barred all major foreign television channels from making live broadcasts from Abbottabad. The Pemra issued a restraining order in a statement released by the governments Press Information Department on Saturday evening, accusing nine channels, the BBC and CNN included, of violating section 30 of the Pemra Act. The move, which is likely to come under criticism on grounds of curbing press freedom, comes amid continuing interest at home and abroad in the May 2 operation by US navy commandos that killed the worlds most wanted man in Abbottabad.