Monday, 22 April 2019

Pakistan boycotts Indian movies

BOLLYWOOD: No Indian movie will release in Pakistan, the government announced following air strikes by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on terror training camp on the Pakistani soil.

Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced a boycott of Indian movies as well as “Made in India” advertisements in the country.

“Cinema Exhibitors Association has boycotted Indian content, no Indian movie will be released in Pakistan. Also have instructed PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) to act against ‘Made in India’ advertisements,” Chaudhry tweeted.

“In the light of the prevailing situation, and in solidarity with the government, the film exhibitors’ fraternity has volunteered to focus on local content till normalisation of the current situation in the region,” All Pakistan Exhibitors Association Chairman Zoraiz Lashari said in a statement.

“We believe art and films are universal language that transcend borders and bring people closer. We hope we can all play a positive role in reducing tensions, and supporting policies that bring peace and prosperity to the people of the entire region,” Lashari added.

Of late, cultural ties between India and Pakistan have been affected owing to cross-border tensions.

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