Celebrities hail upcoming Pakistani version of Netflix

By: News Desk      Published: 03:33 PM, 24 Oct, 2020
Celebrities hail upcoming Pakistani version of Netflix

Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter on Friday to reveal that a Pakistani version of Netflix is in the offing. Chaudhry said the technical aspect of the first-of-a-kind OTT platform has been completed, and that PEMRA has now been asked to prepare guidelines for the content that will be screened on the medium.

“We at the Ministry of Science and Technology are all set to launch Pakistan’s first OTT television (Pakistani version of Netflix). The technology part is complete and we have asked PEMRA to prepare a guideline on content,” Chaudhry wrote. “We will be all set to launch in PPP (Public-Private Partnership) mode.”

However, Pakistani stars have praised the minister for his initiative and said that this is a positive step towards the revival of cinema.

"This is such great news!" wrote Humayun Saeed. "Thank you, Fawad Chaudhry and Ministry of Science and Technology for this much-needed initiative. It will open doors of opportunities for many many talented people and eventually help Pakistan reach a truly global audience."

Mirroring Saeed's thoughts, fellow actor Shaan Shahid too, thanked the federal minister for the project. "It’s a brilliant effort by Fawad Chaudhry," the Waar star shared, adding, "It is time we make our presence in the entertainment arena of the world a new market for the content developers of Pakistan will give them the freedom to work."

Hareem Farooq wrote: “Bravo @fawadchaudhry Lets make this happen IA.”