Govt asked to ban Indian films, serials on Pak cable TV

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  1. mig-29

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    Tue, Aug 11 10:29 PM

    Rezaul H Laskar Islamabad, Aug 11 (PTI) The government in Pakistan was flayed by the opposition today for allowing Indian films and serials to be beamed on television and cable, saying they helped to promote Indian culture and spoilt the youth. The issue was raised in the National Assembly or lower house of parliament by opposition PML-Q member Bushra Rehman through a call attention notice.

    The screening of such films amounted to the promotion of Indian culture by the privately owned channels and cable networks, she said. Pakistani youth are being spoilt by such programming and this is causing "grave concern" among the people, Rehman said.

    Responding to the criticism, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said the government could not intervene in the matter as the previous government had permitted cable operators to telecast foreign channels and foreign films and serials. The permission granted to cable operators later became part of the official policy and the operators have said they will approach courts if the government acts against them for telecasting foreign films or serials, Kaira said.

    "We do not want to take action against the media channels as the government. But if the House will empower us, we will definitely take action to stop the media from telecasting foreign films," Kaira suggested.

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    This is just stupid politics. Nothing else. This must be taken with a pinch of salt. What programs do Pakistani Channels air and what kind of movies do Pakistanis make? Zilch. Nothing. If they want to stop these programs then their entertainment industry will go bankrupt.
     
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    Pakistanis must be feelin lucky, they won't be forced to watch horror reality shows made in India.:D

    BTW are they allowed to show english movies, serials? do they promote Pakistani culture and didn't sploit the youth?
     
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    No, only indian movies and serial spoil pakistani youth.
     
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    Lol.....pakistanis speculate bolly films for nudity and such stuffs,but watch american pie with eyes and pants wide open.....,cant get better than this!!!......the zardari govt is the best saas-bahu serial ever!!!
     
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    The Pakistanis are such hypocrites... many of them criticize Indian media, movies and serials but they all watch it even if they have to resort to pirated stuff. Pirated Hindi movies are sold like hot cakes in Pakistan and there's no denying that. Are the Pakistanis so stupid that they don't know if they are being fed sh!t by the Indians? Who is the government to decide if an individual in Pakistan should watch Hindi movies or not? The government should first curb piracy in Pakistan and then think about banning TV channels that show these movies. That's not all, anti social elements from Pakistan are even spreading pirated copies to other South Asian countries.

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    This is just another proof that the Pakitani establishment does not want the pakistani populace to be influenced by India's culture and therefore soft power. this is at a time when we openly allow their cultural products to come in. Pakistani dramas and musicians are welcome in India.

    All in all, the pakistnai establishment does not want to run the risk letting good feelings get in way of their anti Indian propaganda
     

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