No Indian films in Pakistan: Pak govt after IAF strikes
New Delhi : After Pulwama terror attack, the makers of upcoming film Luka Chuppi had released a statement that they will not release the movie in Pakistan. Now, after air strike deep in Pakistan, the Pak govt said no film from India will release in the country as it has called for a ban on Indian content.
Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the country’s film exhibitors association will be boycotting the Indian films.
He also said that he has instructed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to crack down on “made-in-India advertisements”.
“Cinema Exhibitors Association has boycotted Indian content, no Indian movie will be released in Pakistan. Also have instructed PEMRA to act against Made in India Advertisements. #PakistanTayarHai” Hussain tweeted.
The minister’s comments came on a day when India bombed and destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) biggest training camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, about 80-km from the Line of Control (LoC).
The bombing resulted in killing of a “very large number” of terrorists, trainers and senior commanders, officials said in New Delhi.
The surgical air strike came 12 days after the JeM carried out a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district that killed 40 CRPF soldiers.
Out of agitation, the makers of films such as Total Dhamaal, Luka Chuppi, Arjun Patiala, Notebook and Kabir Singh had announced that they will not be screening their movies in Pakistan.