No Indian movie to be released in Pakistan: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry says that the Cinema Exhibitors Association (CEA) has boycotted Indian content in Pakistan in the wake of airspace violation by the Indian Air Force (IAF)

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Fawad Chaudhry said that no Indian movie would be released in Pakistan.

“Also have instructed PEMRA to act against Made in India Advertisements. #PakistanTayarHai,” he said.

The decision came hours after Indian authorities claimed carrying out a pre-preemptive strike on an alleged militant compound in Balakat, killing 300 militants.

Pakistan rejected the claim as baseless, saying that there were no casualties due to the strike.

The National Security Committee also rejected Indian claims of striking terrorist camps within Pakistan.

According to a handout of the meeting, the committee invited neutral observers from all over the world to visit the area of the strike to ascertain Indian claims of striking alleged terrorist camps in Pakistan.

“Pakistan will respond to Indian intrusion across the Line of Control according to time and place of its choosing,” read the handout.

The meeting was attended by top civil and military leaders including Army Chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa and ministers of defence and foreign affairs.

The handout claimed that India had once again resorted to self-serving, reckless and fictitious claim. It said that India’s claims of targeting alleged terrorist camps in Pakistan and killing as many as 200-300 people were ‘false’.

“This action has been done for domestic consumption given the election environment, putting regional peace and stability at grave risk,” said the handout.

It was decided by the National Security Committee that a joint session of the parliament would be convened to take the nation into confidence.