ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) said Sunday that more than 90 percent of the cable operators of the country had stopped showing Indian content on the television channels as per its order.

The Pemra had set a deadline of October 15 midnight for the TV channels, barring them from showing any Indian content.

According to a press release issued here, the Pemra said that action would be taken against the channels which would not implement the order.

Pemra teams accompanied by the police visited different cities of the country in order to see whether its order was being implemented by the cable operators or not.

The Pemra said more than 90 percent of the cable operators of the country had implemented the order and not more than 10 percent foreign content was found on FM Radio.

Illegal equipment of some cable operators not implementing Pemra's order were, therefore, seized.

The Pemra said that licences of the cable operators not implementing the order could also be cancelled.

The cities inspected by Pemra teams included Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, Charsadda, Kohat, DI Khan, Hazara Region, Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Larkana, Tando Allahyar, Mirpur Khas, Sialkot, Narowal, Gujarat, Hafizabad, Sheikhupura, Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur, Layah, Lodhran, Muzaffargarh, Jhelum, Attock, Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Okara and Kasur.

Premises of thousands of cable operators were checked and action was taken against 107 operators for not implementing the order. "These places were sealed partially or completely," the authority said.

The Pemra teams also visited the markets in which, reportedly, Indian DTH was being sold but no evidence was found.

The Pemra chairman had requested the provincial ministers in a meeting to cooperate with Pemra and they extended their complete cooperation.

Pemra's order applies on all TV channels and according to that they can't show more than 10 percent of foreign content (6 percent Indian and 4 percent of other countries). The Pemra is monitoring all TV channels and in case of violation, strict action will be taken.