The Federal Minister of Science and Technology dumbfounded the nation by giving the big news via Twitter that a Pakistani version of Netflix is in the pipeline. The announced news would have been an enchanting rumour but the Federal Minister of Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry broke the news via his official Twitter account. Pakistani Version of Netflix is Ready to be Launched: Claims Fawad Chaudhry.
Several web series and banned content stuck in a duct and a Pakistani version of Netflix would be a looked-for virtual platform indeed. It sounds like Fawad Chaudhry has been busy behind the curtains to launch one of the massive projects of Pakistan. It would be damn exciting!
Pakistani Version of Netflix is Ready to be Launched: Claims Fawad Chaudhry
Chaudhry, took to Twitter on Friday to divulge the startling news. It would be a first of its kind, the over-the-top (OTT) platform that will be accessible to the audience soon. He revealed the particulars of the technical aspect of the platform that has been finalized.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has been approached to interlaced guidelines for the content that will be curtained on the medium without rousing any controversy among the strata.
We at @MinistryofST are all set to launch Pakistan’s first OTT Tv (Pak version of #Netflix) Technology part is complete have asked PEMRA to prepare a guideline on content and we will be all set to launch in PPP mode, it ll be just another humble contribution..
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 23, 2020
The tone of the science and technology minister was very positive and exhilarating, as the desi medium is ready to boom and rock. Let’s see! Though the idea seems super great, nevertheless, Twitter had some qualms. Here’s what they have to say…
At least five Pakistani original series that are getting fame on the international spectrum had been picked up by an Indian streaming giant ZEE5. Meanwhile, many Pakistani artists were in favour of a local OTT platform.
Celebrities and People have Different Opinions Regarding this News!
Can someone – literally anyone else prepare this content guideline.
Let’s not forget PEMRA issued a show-cause notice to Udaari over ‘immoral content’ because it was highlighting child abuse. https://t.co/S6ZfuOJkUr
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) October 23, 2020
Wow! That’s amazing! Congratulations! Fantastic news. https://t.co/ejV4raWddS
— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) October 23, 2020
can’t wait to watch reruns of ehd-e-wafa and parwaaz hai junoon on an endless loop forever because everything else got banned ✌ https://t.co/3iTmdf50vy
— Aimun (@bluemagicboxes) October 23, 2020
FORGET NETFLIX. It’s not the streaming platform that’s the issue it’s literally everything else. Nothing works when you don’t listen to the people who you are making this for. Forget the obsession with Netflix. PEMRA won’t let anything with a woman in it unless she’s being absued https://t.co/rY2ALn9IET
— Abdullah Shahid (@chadullah) October 23, 2020
Pls sir, for the love of God, don’t ban content on this platform just because masses disagree with it. Zindagi tamasha bhe is par he release karwa dein. https://t.co/i3ABd1mB59
— ренфри🌠✨ (@douxxfemme_) October 23, 2020
Government run desi Netflix – I can’t wait https://t.co/mK47Pvk9zj
— Humza Aasim Yusuf (@humzaay) October 23, 2020
The director of a rave web content Churails, Asim Abbasi expressed his views about desi-Netflix
According to Express Tribune, he had said,
“Streaming platforms give power back to content creators. Their mandate of diversification allows for new voices to come to the forefront. It’s a huge stepping stone in the right direction. I expect a lot of visionary, experimental film-makers from Pakistan will turn to the web in the coming years.
And, we are now impatiently waiting for a Pakistani version of the media service provider Netflix.