After severe backlash from the extremist Indian government post-Pulwama attacks, the Indian artists too came up with some apathetic view about Pakistan. From Kangna Ranaut to Ajay Devgan and now Nawaz Siddiqui, many Indian celebrities have taken the side of their government which seems to be making a fool of the Indian nation by blaming Pakistan for its failure to control Kashmiris in Indian Occupied territory.
Just recently, Salman Khan dropped Atif Aslam’s track from his upcoming production Notebook while leading music labels deleted tracks by Pakistani singers as a protest, for something not done by Pakistan. It was high time that Pakistan replied and as a protest, the Cinema exhibitors in the country, as well as PEMRA, decided to ban Indian content in Pakistan.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, the Minister of Information and Broadcasting stated in his tweet that no Indian movie would be released in Pakistan as a protest; he also instructed PEMRA to strictly act against Made-in-India advertisement or commercials featuring Indian models.
He was responding to the tweet posted by a local who suggest imposing a ban on Indian content and appealed the government to take some actions for it.
We hope that the tension between the two states resolve very soon, and thus not affect the Arts and Culture department, which is supposed to be unbiased and neutral, on any side of the border.