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Poll | Should there be a 'total ban' on Indian media in Pakistan??

Discussion in 'Social & Current Events' started by Horus, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Yes, i agree | There needs to be a total ban on Indian media content in Pakistan

    73.7%
  2. No, i disagree | There needs to be no ban on Indian media content in Pakistan.

    21.6%
  3. I'm, Not Sure.

    4.7%
  1. Horus

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    This is an opinion poll ONLY for Pakistanis on PDF.

    Do you agree or disagree that there needs to be a Total Ban on the Indian media content on Pakistani screens? - There also needs to be strict financial penalties handed down to any offenses committed by media houses and cable operators.

    • Films
    • Dramas
    • Reality shows
    • News
    • Indian media websites
    It is a form of subversion experts call the 'soft power', in order to export alien culture into Pakistan.Unfortunately our treacherous media houses namely GEO/JANG group is importing enemy propaganda onto our screens for financial benefits, while India doesn't show Pakistani content on its screens. Such a ban will also help Pakistani media industry to flourish and create Pakistani content that adheres to our cultural values?

    WARNING | Don't distort the poll!


    Here is Mustafa Qureshi raising the same issue.



    Please participate in the poll.

    Best Regards.
     
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  2. Horus

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    Finally, Some good news today!!

    LHC restricts screening of Indian films


    November 20, 2013


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    LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Tuesday ruled that no foreign or Indian film brought into the country in violation of law could be exhibited in Pakistan.


    The court also directed the Chairman Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) to ensure that department would not issue licence to any Indian film in violation of laws. The court also issued notices to federal government and other concerned authorities. The court passed this order on a petition moved by the anchor person of a private TV channel challenging smuggling of Indian films and their exhibition in Pakistan.

    The petitioner through his counsel pleaded that Indian films were being smuggled in Pakistan illegally and Central Board of Film Censors was issuing licences to these films having in violation of law.
    He further pleaded that the Indian films were promoting terrorism and lawlessness in Pakistan so the interior ministry should be directed to initiate action under the Terrorism Act against all those involved in smuggling of Indian films to Pakistan and airing these on big screens.

    The counsel stated that under the law Indian films could not be screened in Pakistani cinemas but the smuggled movies were being screened in cinemas illegally. He said the foreign films except Indian could be screened in Pakistan. He claimed that Indian films like Pride and Prejudice and Race 2 shot entirely at foreign locations could only be exhibited in Pakistan. Nevertheless, the films which were made in India could not be screened in Pakistan.

    He claimed that promoters had recently smuggled a number of films which were completely shot in India and these were being screened in Pakistani cinemas under the category of foreign films and censor board had issued fake licences to such films.

    The petitioner requested the court to direct the Customs authorities to stop this illegal practice and initiate action under the Customs Act against relaying smuggled films. He also prayed that Chairman CBFC should be directed to stop issuing fake licences to all smuggled Indian films. The court will resume hearing on November 25.

    LHC restricts screening of Indian films
     
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    Even Indians are voting though its for Pakistani users only :hitwall:
     
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    Yes, i agree | There needs to be a total ban on Indian media content in Pakistan

    @Aeronaut in the list also include Indian Music, poetry, literature and artwork,
     
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    Pakistanis should better watch Turkish TV content and movies although the Turkish culture is 100% Firangi for Pakistani audience.
     
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    Sure - There should be ban on Indian contents and movies. However want to watch Indian movie should buy pirated CD watch it and publish it on internet. :devil:
     
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    They are sold in Pakistan like aata chawal daal. :big_boss:
     
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    Good luck with your fight against Indian media.
     
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    1. LHC order is for illegally smuggled films. Right decision

    2. Total media ban is not possible. apart from that Media is a different term. We can ban Indian News channels because India also did that same with Pakistani news channels.

    3. As far as entertainment industry is concerned banning it is not recommended.

    4. Yes we can ban Pakistani News Channels or just channels from airing too much Indian content. There is already PEMRA law where channels/FMs can broadcast 40% foreign content that includes English/Indian/Turkish/Afghan and so on . BUT PEMRA IS not strictly implementing it.

    Its time that PEMRA should grind its axe.

    5. These channels are also violating copy rights of Indian entertainment industry which must be taken up at Courts. Indians should sue them
     
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    Thats not our call to make... they decide their cultural direction, I 100% welcome @Aeronauts take on this....
     
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    Goes on to show how much Indian media content is popular in Pakistan even a forceful ban is being implemented to stop its influence :lol:
     
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    OP's contention was "there needs to be a Total Ban on the Indian media content on Pakistani screens?

    1.And why wouldn't be a total blackout possible, Make Indian content Illegal with jailterm for offense...

    2.Black out all Indian Literature work, music, art works, movies, television shows.

    3. Why is banning not recommended, when the aprehension is that Indian entertainment media is "subversive soft power" corrupting pakistani society and culture?

    I think the question raised is less concerned with legality and more with morality....

    I personally would welcome such move... If people of pakistan want this move, the government should oblige...
     
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    TOTAL INDIAN MEDIA BAN IN PAKISTAN .... FTW :tup:
     
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    You don't know the alternate route taken by Pakistanis to watch Indian soaps if they ban it. :lol::lol:

    Illegal DTH boxes from India pose new threat
     
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    Everything Indian should be banned in Pakistan. From tea to tomato, movies to songs, Pakistan should ideally ban every single film, documentary, news, movie, song, tune etc that originates in India. If Pakistan wants to take up Arab/Turkish/American culture without hindrance we should congratulate them instead of feeling bad.