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NO INDIAN FILM TO RELEASE IN PAKISTAN THIS EID

By Gagan Bhullar . 25th May 2018 06:29pm
NO INDIAN FILM TO RELEASE IN PAKISTAN THIS EID

Pakistan (and Pakistanis) sure know how to be in news! Just a few days ago, some of the entertainment industry veterans had taken to protesting against the foreign content (specifically Indian dramas) being aired on Pakistani TV channels. And now the government has actually banned the screening of Indian movies in the country. In a recent letter issued by Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the policymakers have put a full stop on the airing of Indian films on the occasion of Eid. The reason cited for the same is 'in order to revive and promote the local film industry in Pakistan'. Take a look: [caption id="attachment_37511" align="alignnone" width="760"]Pakistan-Ban-India-Film Source: News18[/caption] According to the reports, the ministry has banned the exhibition and screening of Bollywood flicks in our neighboring nation ahead of Eid. In fact, the ban will begin two days prior to Eid ul Fitr in June and will continue till a couple of weeks. The same rule will be followed in August at the time of Eid-ul-Adha/Azha. The move came in after Pakistani actors, along with United Producers Association, had knocked on the doors of Chief Justice of the country on 12th May. The celebs were demanding 'No Indian content on TV' because the foreign content is hampering their home productions. In fact, several film producers and distributors in Pak are demanding this ban on the grounds that their films are unable to make desired collections on the box office due to a stiff competition from Indian as well as other international films. Not to mention, Bollywood flick Salman Khan-starrer Race 3 is releasing this Eid and Bhaijaan has a huge fan following across the border. How the fans and regular audiences of Indian content will respond to this decree, is yet to be seen. But one thing is for sure, both the countries need to put art out of the political issues.