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Directors Guild for ban on Indian content in Pakistan Listen

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  1. cocomo

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    March 5, 2018

    LAHORE: The Directors’ Guild of Pakistan (DGP) has taken a strong exception to the politically motivated, inflammatory remarks and derogatory actions of FWICE and IMPPA, India, against Pakistani artists, musicians, actors and technicians.

    According to press release, the core committee of Directors’ Guild of Pakistan (DGP), a representative professional body of member Pakistani film and TV directors, unanimously declares the actions and wording of statements and resolutions by ‘Federation of Western India Cine Employees’ (FWICE) and ‘Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association’ (IMPPA), highly condemnable and considers it as a setback to the peace process in the subcontinent.

    Furthermore, the Directors’ Guild of Pakistan rejects this untimely provocation by a section of Indian counterparts in an attempt to derail the peace initiatives led historically by the artists of both countries and considers it an unwarranted step to whip hostile sentiments between the two neighbouring countries. DGP is aware of the fact that these actions are also being contested and rejected by a vast majority of Indian creative arts fraternity.

    DGP believes that artists and the members of the creative fraternity are a voice of rationality and love who not only serve to stabilise the influence to rein in extreme behaviours but also help diffuse the artificially created media hype of war and jingoism.

    DGP Core Committee wishes to state categorically that the choices and willingness of a handful of Pakistanis to work in India cannot and does not in any way construe, reflect or represent the overwhelming majority of Pakistani artists who are both loved and who continue to only work in Pakistan, putting their faith and work in the local industry.

    The DGP recommends following measures, till such time the environment of amity and peaceful coexistence returns: —

    A. Ban on all Indian film and drama content within Pakistan in cinema halls as well as on C&S channels.

    B. Ban on all TV commercials that include artists of Indian nationality irrespective of the place where commercials are made.

    C. Ban on all Pakistani artists to work in any Indian film, drama, commercials or any other such activity.

    D. Visa policy to artists of Indian origin by Pakistan may be identical to the one followed by India.

    E. All activities and cultural exchange of any kind or at any level must be reciprocal.

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/288600-directors-guild-for-ban-on-indian-content-in-pakistan
     
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  2. somebozo

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    Good, keep playing the ban games..the British never expected that we will do a job as good in keeping the whole south asia region well disintegrated..
     
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    Good, hope they have enough power to make sure govt implement the decisions.

    also make it permanent, if you can.
     
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    Ban it,

    We have a historical, cultural link to india that is a threat to our future and it is important we erode that link
     
  5. Pakistansdefender

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    Please ban Indian content...
     
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    There cannot be a future without a history....
     
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    Ban it ASAP
     
  8. my2cents

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    Now why ban when you can place limit on number of movies allowed.
    Every time you ban something you create an atmosphere of uncertainty which is not good for your business ecosystem. This applies to India also and our movie fraternity is mature in this regard to ignore these bans.
    This is not a good way to promote your cenema. China is a good example to emulate. They restrict foreign content to 35 movies per year dominant share is taken by Hollywood. Revenue has to be shared which is put back into their industry. Now they have 25000 cenema halls and a vibrant movie culture which generated $8 billion in sales this year. They are on the way to surpass Hollywood in revenue.
    They have issues with our border but they don't react with knee jerk statements or bans. They just allow fewer movies or reduce the number of screens per movie. Because of scale of their market, Indian industry does not issue these fatwas with China. First you grow your cenema sub culture and industry. Then you will be speaking from strength and will be taken seriously.
    Empower people to decide for themselves how they want to spend their money.
    If people decide to boycott Indian movies that will send a stronger message across the border.
     
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    Ban all Indian content. Shouldn't have allowed in first place!
     
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    ban asap