Wait! What? Pakistan Is Getting A ‘Govt-Run Desi Version’ Of Netflix Soon!

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This seems to be untrue but the Federal Minister of Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has just announced that a Pakistani version of Netflix is in the making. This is cool!

Chaudhry, took to Twitter on Friday to reveal the surprising news. A first of its kind, the over-the-top (OTT) platform will be available to the audience soon.

He added the technical aspect of the platform has been completed. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has been asked to prepare guidelines for the content that will be screened on the medium.

The minister sounds super positive that the desi medium will be up and running in no time. Let’s see!

However, while it sounds like a great idea in theory, Twitter had some reservations. Here’s what they have to say…

At least five Pakistani original series had been picked up by an Indian streaming giant ZEE5. Meanwhile, many Pakistani artists had also been suggesting a local OTT platform.

Earlier, director Asim Abbasi, whose web series Churails garnered rave reviews on ZEE5, shared his thoughts on the same.

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 anxiously waiting for a Pakistani version of the media service provider Netflix.

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