/ Pakistan Announces Boycott of Indian Films & Ads After Air Strikes

The Quint : Feb 27, 2019, 11:37 AM

Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday 26 February announced a boycott on Indian movies as well as 'Made in India' advertisements in the country. Cinema Exhibitors Association has boycotted Indian content, no Indian Movie will be released in Pakistan. The move comes in response to a pre-dawn attack air strike by the Indian Air Force in Balakot in Pakistan.

Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday 26 February announced a boycott on Indian movies as well as 'Made in India' advertisements in the country.

"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," Chaudhry tweeted.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.

Several Indian filmmakers including Ajay Devgn and Dinesh Vijan have announced that their films will not be released in Pakistan. The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) had also 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.