August 9, 2019: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Thursday said, “ ban on screening of Indian movies and airing of its dramas and other related content in Pakistan would continue besides ban on cultural exchange.
Through this ban, we will put balm on the wounds of Kashmiris. Every measure will be taken to further lift the morale of great Kashmiris. The country’s leadership had given a message to the world that Kashmir is Pakistan’s jugular vein, as Kashmir runs in the blood of every Pakistani”.
“Our relations with Kashmiris are based on Kalma-e-Tayyaba” India, she added.
In the wake of Pakistan’s decision of banning Indian films from being screened in the country, the All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has written an open letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a ban on already banned Pakistani artists.
“AICWA urges all the film industry, film fraternity to put a complete stop to any association with Pakistani artists, musicians and diplomats. AICWA is demanding a strict ”say no to Pakistan” for trade and bilateral relations. Entire film industry and cine workers have refused to work till there is no complete ban of Pakistani makers, artists and trade partners,” the letter read.