Indian movies on Geo TV

I am not against India or anything, but the fact that Geo TV is showing Indian movies while the government has banned Indian channels on cable TV has really pissed me off. No, I didn’t watch those channels before, neither do I watch Indian movies a lot, but witnessing this hypocricy is not something I can tolerate easily. I am sure they had good reasons for blocking the Indian channels (whether we agree with them or not), but don’t the same reasons apply for Geo TV when they air the Indian movies on Eid day? Nobody can dare to block Geo TV. So why block others? It doesn’t serve anything anyway.

12 Comments so far

  1. misha (unregistered) on January 13th, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

    I assumed it would encourage people to switch to Geo for their Indian Movie fixes. Much like legalising marijuana and selling it and the post office so legitimate agencies can make a buck off of something that is banned otherwise.


  2. Pakeezah (unregistered) on January 13th, 2006 @ 12:40 pm

    As far as I know… the reason behind banning or blocking Indian channels were the Problem of License and copyrights stuff, NOT the ethical Issues of the socity!!

    If Geo shows Indian programs, it shows them after buying the license!! Therefore theres nothing Wrong in it!


  3. HA (unregistered) on January 13th, 2006 @ 6:10 pm

    Its not just Geo. ARY has also jumped on the bandwagon and they too, aired an Indian movie on the first day of Eid.


  4. Kris Bedekar (unregistered) on January 13th, 2006 @ 9:33 pm

    I can see the concerns you guys have regarding transmission of Indian programmes on GEO TV.

    But taking a different perspective, apart of creating hoardes of money via sponserships, think about all the mass-entertainment created for the general public.

    I think it’s up to the masses to decide what they want to watch and have the right of choice if such mediums have been transmitting through the rights channels (reflecting on the issue of copyrights etc.)


  5. kmushtaq (unregistered) on January 13th, 2006 @ 10:43 pm

    Well i think the reason Geo & Ary can show these movies is cuz they r Dubai registered channels and not Pakistan based like Indus … so the copyright thing and the laws don’t apply to em !!!


  6. aalahazrat (unregistered) on January 14th, 2006 @ 12:13 am

    Should not have banned anything to start off with. We are not in the middle ages any more.


  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on January 14th, 2006 @ 12:50 pm

    @ALAHAZRAT,right but would you preach same to Indians who have banned all pakistani channels officially?including pvt channels like geo etc?

    local operators dont have much $$$$$ like mir shakeelur rahman to *serve* pemra ppl ;)

    Sony and sAtmax are unofficially opened and last night i got channce to watch ASAMBHAV movie which was anti-pakistan movie,they clearly abused Islam and pakistani govt and military,using Quaid-e-Azam as Slang for Captured Indian President.

    after watching that pathetic movie,i think its not bad to ban indian stuff from pakistani media.

    Being broad-minded doesn`t mean we are supposed to tolerate everything,yea one could say that to change channel but it doesn`t work anyway.


  8. Kashif Aziz (unregistered) on January 15th, 2006 @ 2:27 pm

    It’s true that PEMRA has banned indian channels because they haven’t paid for landing rights, means they would be allowed as soon as money matters are setteled down.

    About GEO showing indian movies and other programmes, well, ARY started it first by showing the indian concerts and award ceremonies.


  9. Khurram (unregistered) on January 15th, 2006 @ 10:35 pm

    the sad thing is that the local channels don’t support the local industry.


  10. Neelam (unregistered) on January 15th, 2006 @ 11:36 pm

    Thank you Pakeeza & AALAZARAT


  11. maya qayyum (unregistered) on February 20th, 2006 @ 12:35 am

    my request please close the indian moveis.thanks


  12. M.zunair (unregistered) on February 25th, 2006 @ 11:42 pm

    I like geo.



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