People divided over ‘Pak version of Netflix’


Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry has claimed that Pakistan is all set to launch its first-ever OTT Tv. 

Taking to Twitter, Fawad said his ministry has completed the technology part of ‘Pak version of Netflix’ which will be launched once PEMRA sets the guideline to control the content on it.

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“We at Ministry of Science and Technology 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,” he wrote. 

The news engaged a number of people on Twitter who were having mixed reactions to this development. Few of them applauded the Minister for finally working on Pakistan’s own online video platform. Actor Humayun Saeed was also among the people who appreciated the minister.

Meanwhile, few people think launching an OTT Platform doesn’t come under Chaudhry’s domain as Science and Technology Minister.

Meanwhile, actor Osman Khalid Butt voiced some other people’s opinions over the involvement of PEMRA in formulating the guidelines for the OTT platform.

A couple of Twitter users suggested lifting PTV’s old content through this platform.

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