The Pakistan government on Tuesday announced that no film from India will hit the screens in the country. The government has now called for a ban after the Indian air force conducted air strikes to destroy the terror training camp in Balakot.
Pakistan’s information and broadcasting minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the country’s film exhibitors association will be refuse to buy the Indian films.
He went on to add, saying that he 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. #PakistanTayarHar Hussain tweeted.
The ministers’ remarks came on a day when Indian Air Force deftly destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) biggest training camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province situated about 80-km from the Line of Control (LoC).
The bombing impact was so huge that it resulted in eliminating a wide spectrum of terrorists, trainers, senior commanders, officials said in New Delhi.
The air strikes came just 12 days after the JeM executed a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district that killed 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers.
After the terror attack, the makers of films like “Total Dhamaal”, “Luka Chuppi”, “Arjun Patiala”, “Notebook” and “Kabir Singh” publicly announced that they will not screen their movies the neighbouring country.