Hours after an air strike by the Indian Air Force at Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot, Pakistan government put a ban on Indian films in the country.
Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced a boycott of Indian movies as well as ‘Made in India’ advertisements in the country.
Pakistan bans Indian movies
“Cinema Exhibitors Association has boycotted Indian content, no Indian movie will be released in Pakistan. Also have instructed PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) to act against ‘Made in India’ advertisements,” Chaudhry tweeted.
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 https://t.co/9BPo6LIsVB
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) February 26, 2019
The move comes in response to a pre-dawn attack air strike by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest terror camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province early on 26 February.
Earlier, The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) had announced a ban on Pakistani artistes in the country, saying they will resort to strong action against anyone who collaborates with talent from Pakistan, in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack that occurred on 14 February.