Karachi: Pakistan said on Thursday it would ban the screening of Indian films in the country`s cinemas, as tensions between the two countries rise over the contested Kashmir region. 

“No Indian cinema will be screened in any Pakistani cinema. Drama, films and Indian content of this kind will be completely banned in Pakistan,” Firdous Ashiq Awan, an adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said in a tweet. 

Awan said a policy is being formulated to ban every sort of Indian cultural content in Pakistan, reports Dunya News. Awan was addressing the media outside Pakistan Parliament.

It is not the first time when Indian films or content would be banned in Pakistan. In February, Pakistan information minister Fawad Chaudhry declared a total ban on Indian films after Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out pre-dawn air strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan.

Last year, the Pakistan Film Producers Association (PFPA) had also demanded a complete ban on the release of Indian films in the country.


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