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Suspension of visa after LoC incident

Published Jan 25, 2013 03:52am

THE Indian government and the Indian army chief have shown strong reaction to the Line of Control firing incident while the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistan Army have rejected the Indian accusation.

Pakistan has suggested that the United Nations Military Observers Group for India and Pakistan should investigate the recent ceasefire violations at the LoC.

Because of this, India has also suspended issuing visas to Pakistani senior citizens to a get visa on arrival at the border. The scheme had been recently launched.

The Pakistan hockey team which was in India to play in the Hockey India League (HIL) is also returning to Pakistan after protests by some political parties in India.

If India can suspend such activities from Pakistan, then why shouldn’t Pakistan ban Indian films from being screened in Pakistani cinemas? These films earn massive revenues for Bollywood producers and directors.

PEMRA should stop the broadcasting of programmes from Indian channels and direct Pakistani channels not to air Indian programmes and soap operas.

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD Karachi


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Comments (16) (Closed)


Guru
Jan 26, 2013 04:30am
Pls do so imm. We are tired of being provoked by an insecure Pakistan. The Indian govt did the wrong thing by liberalizing the visa regime, allowing a chance that some unwanted element may slip thro. I would suggest sealing & welding the gates at Wagah/Attari.
rana
Jan 26, 2013 05:36pm
about the indian films being screened here, its because we have hypocrites within our society
Rao
Jan 26, 2013 03:08pm
Banning Hindi films has been tried so many times, but govt. has failed in that. Make your film industry to produce good films, then people will automatically stop seeing Hindi films....The main problem is the Punjabi dominated administration has a condescending attitude towards artistes and refer to them as "naachgaanewale log". Thats the reason why Pakistani film industry died.
allan
Jan 26, 2013 03:08am
Absolutely true. Pakistan will do every thing but control terrorism.
syam
Jan 26, 2013 03:53pm
Don't take for granted the hand of friendship, President Pranab Mukherjee tells Pakistan
Alfred B Mity
Jan 26, 2013 10:57pm
Tit for tat ... like little children
Tanwir Hasan
Jan 27, 2013 12:04am
What naive your are as if Pakistani programs are competitive to Indian programs and soap operas. You forget or don't know that you cut off head of an Indian soldier, mutilitate the body and return the headless body to India. If India did the same thing to a Pakistani soldier how would you react.
abbastoronto
Jan 26, 2013 01:09pm
I remember a proverb from my childhood ... If a donkey gives you a kick, would you kick the donkey in return?
gopal
Jan 26, 2013 11:44am
You try banning hindi movies, your women will be on the streets, too little,too late my friend.
BRR
Jan 26, 2013 05:06am
Knee jerk reactions all around - very juvenile.
Krishna
Jan 26, 2013 05:54am
Ya I think all the relations between India and pakistan should be cut, not just bollywood films but also cricket, hockey, bilateral talks, trade etc.
NORI
Jan 26, 2013 08:44am
Let me add a point here. Pakistani Foregin Minister Hina, instead of taking a balanced position, took an illogical and aggressive position and portrayed India as a war mongering nation. She conveniently forgot that India didn't go for a war although it had the excuse to do so in 2001 (Indian Parliament attack) and 2008 (Mumbai attack) and that all the Indo-Pak wars were started by Pakistan. Such an irresponsible statement from a FM and that too made in USA would not go unnoticed and unpunished.
SKChadha
Jan 26, 2013 03:20am
Peace initiatives are acceptable and to be increased to ease tension and to have people to people contacts. However, it should come with no nonsense at Borders, LOC and in the form of across the borders terrorist activities? We should keep our 'strategic assets? under check and should be accountable for their misadventures, use or misuse?
Shaikh Ahmed
Jan 25, 2013 11:10pm
I do agree's with the writer we should have U.N mission to take care of these kind of issues.
does not matter
Jan 25, 2013 09:15pm
Massive revenues??? The business that they do in Pakistan is peanuts for the producers of Indian movies compared to what they make in India. I don't think they will feel the pinch but if these movies are not shown in Pakistan, the people of Pakistan would be devoid of much needed light entertainment in their lives.
Md Imran
Jan 25, 2013 08:48pm
No trade of any kind with India.Period.