Federal Minister for information and Broadcasting for the Government of Pakistan, Fawad Chaudhry, has said that the country’s Cinema Exhibitors Association has decided to boycott Indian movies, following Indiaâ€™s violation of Line of Control (LoC) in a pre-dawn airstrike on Tuesday.
The minister took to Twitter and made an announcement:
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
Fawad Chaudhry has also instructed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to crack down on Â advertisements that are made in India.
The decision came after Indian military jets violated Pakistanâ€™s airspace. Despite Pakistanâ€™s incessant denial of involvement in the Pulwama attack, Indian Air Force violated LoC and dropped payload at Balakot as they scrambled back after Pakistan Air Forceâ€™s timely response.
The cowardly act by India has further escalated tensions between the two neighbouring countries.Â Earlier New Delhi producerâ€™s guild has demanded that the Indian films should stop screening in Pakistan. Indian Cinema Association has also imposed a ban on Pakistani artistes working in the India film industry.