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PM Imran last hope for Pakistan, says film star Shaan

In his latest interview with a foreign media outlet, actor and celebrity Shaan expressed profound hope in the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

In his latest interview with a foreign media outlet, film star Shaan has expressed profound hope in the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Monday.

Pakistani actor talked on a plethora of subjects including his reservations on the broadcast of Turkish serial Dirilis Ertugrul, PEMRA ban, the local entertainment content, and politics of Pakistan.

While talking about the leadership of PM Imran Khan, he exhorted for people to give the current government a chance before passing judgment on the PTI-led federal government.


“I am not from PTI or any other political party,” said Shahid. Shaan added, however, that: “The race is not yet finished, give him (Imran Khan) enough time to prove himself. As a Pakistani, I feel that this (PTI government) is the last hope for democracy in the country.”

Read more: Shaan Shahid opposes PTV airing Turkish serial, Dirilis Ertugrul

In a question on his reservation on the broadcast of foreign content in Pakistan, he reiterated his stance that it always affects the local production and industry.

“These are private channels. You can’t control the content of private channels. They will make what they think is right,” the actor said. “But… you’ve got a channel that’s beyond satellite and that’s PTV,” he said.

He commented further that, “If PTV was producing what the Prime Minister thinks should be produced… I want to see that content. I don’t know who’s doing the programming in PTV, but whoever it needs to wake up and do his job.”

Pakistani actor had disapproved of the PEMRA’s regulation for private TV channels to air content in line with the religious and cultural values of Pakistan.

Referring to the remarks of PM Khan on growing vulgarity and obscenity on Pakistan TV channels and social media apps, Shahid said: “Nobody can define what vulgarity is… but there should be a line that none should cross,”

However, the actor favored the broadcast of filtered foreign content on Pakistani TV channels.

“Right now a lot of media is being used for various reasons… it’s not just entertainment anymore,” Shaan said. “There’s hybrid warfare going on and content has a huge part to play in it. So I feel it should be filtered in a way,” the actor added further.

He said he is willing to work in collaborative projects with other countries including the Middle East and Saudi Arabia on projects that have a clear vision for building narratives at the government level.

“I think for showbiz, you have to have a vision,” Shaan said. “They (Middle Eastern countries) have to decide and come forward to invest in areas where it is easier to build a narrative,” said Shan in the interview.

GVS News Desk