Parody country Pakistan which is making hue and cry after facing global isolation is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. After its decision to ban the sale of CDs of Indian movies protesting India’s historic decision to abrogate Article 370, the parody nation has been subjected to severe ridicule.
Reacting to Pakistan’s ban, legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle took to Twitter to mock Pakistan and asked people to forget investing in gold and invest in Indian film CDs, as it will soon be in ‘high demand’.
Forget gold. Invest in Indian Movie cds. Soon to be in high demand 😊
— ashabhosle (@ashabhosle) August 16, 2019
Earlier in the day, Pakistan had decided to put a ban on Indian movies and the airing of advertisements for India-made products on television channels in the wake of tensions after India revoked Article 370 that gave separate status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information announced the government’s decision to ban Indian movies and advertisements of Indian products.
The government of Pakistan had directed PEMRA (Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority) to step up its vigilance in this regard along with actions against the sale of Indian DTH instruments.
PEMRA, in an official statement released on Wednesday, said that the “appearance of Indian characters on Pakistani TV screens aggravates miseries of Pakistanis who are perturbed over Indian atrocities on Kashmiri brethren.”
It is amusing that when the rest of the world has moved on to newer technology like cloud networking and online streaming platforms, Pakistan is stuck in the time warp where they confiscate CDs like it is the 1990s.