We missed this earlier: The State Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan's central bank, prohibited banks on November 9 from letting customers pay for Zee5 and other Indian streaming services, Dawn reported. While the SBP order doesn't restrict access to sites like Zee5, it certainly limits the advertising revenue possible from it. This comes weeks after Zee5 restored the Pakistani show Churails in the country, after public backlash for taking the show down in response to a request from the country's government. We have reached out to the State Bank of Pakistan and the Pakistan Banks' Association to confirm the development. While this order in itself does not block access to sites like Zee5, it refers to a notification by the Pakistani government's cabinet, which we were not able to find a copy of online. It is thus possible that a ban…
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