- Oct 04, 2016
- 12:20 PM
General entertainment channel (GEC) Zindagi, which has grown on the back of Pakistani shows, has decided to phase out all Pakistani TV shows in the wake of the Uri attack. "It's an unfortunate decision we had to take to stop all programming from Pakistan. We at Zee have tried for the past 24 years to bridge the gap. However, the one-way street is not working. We took a decision in our hearts right after the Uri attack. Zindagi has been the reason for the rise of a number of stars from Pakistan but when we requested them to at least condemn the attacks without naming their country, none of them came forward," said ZEE and Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra. Chandra also took to Twitter to make the announcement. He tweeted, "Unfortunate stance of Mia Sharif at UN. Zee is considering stopping Zindagiprogrammes from Pakistan. Artistes from there should leave." In the following tweets Chandra also put all speculations to rest by stating that Zindagi would not be shut down. The Pakistani shows, he said, would be replaced with Indian shows focusing on Indian Muslims. "Will not shut down Zindagi channel but revamp programming without serials from Pakistan; we will have Indian subjects on Muslim community," he tweeted.