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Fawad Chaudhry says no Indian movie will be released in Pakistan

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Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has stated that Pakistan’s Cinema Exhibitor’s Association has decided to boycott the exhibition of Indian contents in Pakistan after Indian Air Force intruded the airspace of Pakistan that is considered an open act of aggression.

Fawad Chaudhry while speaking to media and on his Twitter account confirmed that a formal state-level decision has been taken to boycott the import of Indian content in Pakistan. He also stated that the ban has also been extended to the Made in Indian advertisement as well.

The decision is retaliation to the hostile attitude shown by India after Pulwama terror attack. They have also retained the ban on Pakistani artists working in Indian film industry.

In his tweet, he stated, “Cinema Exhibitors Association has boycotted Indian content, no Indian Movie ll be released in Pakistan. Also, have instructed PEMRA to act against Made in India Advertisements. #PakistanTayarHai.”

The Information Minister also added that he has issued directives to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to take effective actions against Made in India advertisement.

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The move comes hours after the Indian Air Force violated the airspace of Pakistan calling it a pre-emptive airstrike in Pakistan. The Pakistan Air Force smartly chased off the Indian jets within minutes out of the airspace of Pakistan.

Earlier, Cinema houses in Lahore had earlier announced to halt the exhibition of Indian movies. The ban on Indian films was placed after the producer’s association in India decided not to release the movies in Pakistan.

The decision is retaliation to the hostile attitude shown by India after Pulwama terror attack. They have also retained the ban on Pakistani artists working in Indian film industry.

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“We have closed evening bookings for Indian films and till further announcement only Pakistani and Hollywood films will be screened in cinemas,” Manager of a cinema located in Lahore Cantt told the local publication.