Following the tension between Pakistan and India over India revoking Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pak government has launched a crackdown against Indian movies sale. Also, Indian made ads have been banned in Pakistan.
Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information said, “We have banned Indian advertisements and launched a crackdown on CD shops to confiscate Indian movies.”
She revealed that the Interior Ministry has already begun a crackdown on Indian movies in Islamabad which will be later expanded to other parts of Pakistan.
Awan said, “Today the Interior Ministry raided some shops in Islamabad and confiscated Indian movies.”
Also, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has banned India-made products airing on television and radio networks.
The authority said that on the Supreme Court’s directive in October 2018, PEMRA recalled that it withdrew permission for airing Indian channels and content.
In the letter PEMRA said, “However, it has been observed that advertisements of various products of multi-nationals, which are either produced in India or carry Indian characters, are being aired on electronic media.”