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After the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Saqib Nisar called for a ban on Indian content on local television channels, The Pakistan Film Producers Association has now backed the decision.

In a meeting held in Lahore regarding this matter, the film producers and PFPA members in attendance reiterated the comments made by the Chief Justice and agreed to issue a ban on Indian content. The members of the meeting included PFPA chairman and film-maker Syed Noor, director Iqbal Kashmiri, chairman of the Film Distributors Association of Pakistan Chaudhry Ejaz Kamran, Mian Amjad Farzand, and Zulifqar Mana.

“Local film and drama stakeholders have endured financial suffering due to competition in the form of Indian content on local TV. Similarly, our local film industry has seen a crisis due to the release of Indian films at our local cinemas,” Kamran told a leading daily. “Besides this, our history and traditions have previously been targeted within Indian content while our youth has also been affected through their films.”

He continued, “We have a history of struggling with the imposing of bans on Indian content. However, we are hoping to see progress now and expect a ban on all Indian content. A petition was submitted at Lahore High Court in this regard, two weeks ago by Sohail Khan.”

Last week, Saqib Nisar ordered for the banning as he took into consideration a United Producers Association case, which involved pertaining to the broadcast of foreign content on local television.

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