A Pakistani version of Money Heist is under works but did it stop there? No because a local version of Netflix is also in making, as announced by Minister of Science & Technology Fawad Chaudhary today.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry was confirmed in a tweet. He has confirmed that the ministry of science and technology has asked PEMRA to prepare a guideline on content.
Chaudary Fawad Hussian wrote in a tweet that the technology part is complete and has asked PEMRA to prepare a guideline on content and we will be all set to launch in PPP mode. He remarked, “It will be just another humble contribution.”
Branding the upcoming streaming service as first of its kind, he said that a Pakistani version of Netflix is reportedly in production and it would be made available for the audience quite soon. Moreover, the country's watchdog PEMRA has been notified to prepare guidelines for the content that will be screened on medium.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his team has been striving to promote technology in the country. Khan also launched Tele School Television Channel intending to impart education to children at their doorsteps, especially during the lockdown situation.
Recently, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) announced a call for feedback on a consultation paper to license and regulate ‘web TV’ and Over-the-Top (OTT) content services. Through this, PEMRA seeks to bring OTT content services in specific, and web streaming services in general loosely defined as ‘web tv’. Netflix is the top streaming service in the world.