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Hours after IAF’s anti-terror strikes, Pakistan announces ban on Indian films, TV commercials


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Everyone has heard about Newton’s third law which says “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” And India’s action against Pakistan adheres to same. In retaliation to the Pulwama terror attack that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF jawans, Indian Air Force crossed the border and dropped 1000 kgs of laser explosives on terror camps in Balakot, Pakistan. According to the sources, around 300 terrorists could have been killed in the massive attack. In the meantime, the Hindi film industry decided to not release its films in Pakistan. Now, Pakistan has decided to boycott Indian content that includes films and TV commercials.

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In a statement, Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Choudhary Fawad Hussain said, “Cinema Exhibitors Association has boycotted Indian content, no Indian movie will be released in Pakistan. Also, have instructed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to act against Made in India advertisements.”

On the other hand, chairperson of the All Pakistan Exhibitors Association Zoraiz Lashari said, “In light of the prevailing situation, and in solidarity with the Government, the Film Exhibitors fraternity has volunteered to focus on local content till the normalization of the current situation in the region.”

“We believe art and film is a universal language that transcends borders and brings 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,” he concluded.

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