Pakistanis Are Craving To Watch Aik Jhooti Love Story After Zee5 Got Banned By The Government Of Pakistan

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Pakistan, India and their creative collaborations have never historically worked out. Similar situation happened when ordered by the Cabinet Division, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) instructed all banks to block subscription services of Indian streaming platforms. Two Pakistani web series, Churails and Aik Jhooti Love Story, are currently streaming on India’s ZEE5.

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Zee5 is the first online streaming platform that has enlisted local Pakistani directors and actors to create an entire lineup of original content, which will then be released over a certain period of time. Five original Pakistani series were set to broadcast on Zee5. One of them was recently released under the name ‘Aik Jhooti Love Story’. It is a romantic, socially relevant drama by Mehreen Jabbar, which was getting recognition and appreciation from viewers, but the audience in Pakistan won’t be able to watch it anymore.

People on twitter really wanted to experience the show but are unable to watch it.

People on twitter have termed this ban as a curb on freedom of expression. They argued that due to strict censorship in the country, the local shows can’t talk about certain topics.

People showed disappointment over the ban of Zee5 via their tweets.

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Similarly, celebrities also expressed their view regarding the decision of Govt.

Mehreen Jabbar in a post on Instagram stated:

Asim Abbasi, creator of Churails also expressed his concern.

Some other, very intriguing Pakistani series, are slated to release on Zee 5 in the coming months: Mann Jogi, starring Naumaan Ijaz and Saba Qamar and directed by Kashif Nisar; Dhoop Ki Deewar, directed by Haseeb Hassan and pairing Ahad Raza Mir with Sajal Aly and Anjum Shahzad’s Abdullahpur ka Devdas with an ensemble cast that includes Bilal Abbas Khan, Sarah Khan and Naumaan Ijaz.

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