Like India, the famous Japanese anime series Doraemon is also very popular in Pakistan.
However, political parties in Pakistan have raised objection of Doraemon speaking in Hindi.
Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf legislator, Malik Taimoor Masood has submitted a first of its kind resolution in the Punjab Assembly calling for a ban on Doraemon.
The resolution urges Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) to ban cartoon channels in general, and Doraemon in particular.
According to the resolution, cartoon channels on 24 hours are having a negative impact on the educational and physical well-being of children.
It said the cartoon characters speak in Hindi which is “India’s cultural attack on Pakistan.”
Since Doraemon is aired in Hindi, a lot of Pakistani kids prefer to watch them in Hindi which is resulting in more and more kids talking in Hindi. So, Pakistan leaders consider the cartoon series to be a danger to the Pakistani’s societal norms.
The announcement has created a full on war on Twitter under the hashtag #PTIvsDoraemon, and Pakistanis are trying to figure out what PTI has against anime.
— Atif Rauf (@Atifrauf79) August 4, 2016
Nawaz Shareef used Doremon’s gadgets to set up dhandli thats why PTI wants to ban it. #PTIvsDoraemon
— Kenza Fatima (@Kenzacious) August 3, 2016
In the cartoon, a robotoic cat travels back in time from 22nd century to aid a pre-teen boy. This is clearly inciting Dhandli#PTIvsDoraemon
— Rafay Mahmood (@Rafay_Mahmood) August 3, 2016
— Farrukh K. Pitafi (@FarrukhKPitafi) August 3, 2016
— Palwasha Abbas (@Palwasha_Abbas) August 3, 2016
I think it’s due to professional jealousy! PTI walay khud ek cartoon hain! #PTIvsDoraemon
— Azam Bhutto (@azambhutto) August 3, 2016
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— Bleed Green (@Warqul_Jannah) August 3, 2016
When you finally wipe clean poverty, hunger and corruption. So you have nothing better to do.#PTIvsDoraemon
— Adeel Hussain (@PoorGooner) August 3, 2016
— مخولی صحافی (@im_amasood) August 3, 2016
— Shaheer Khuhro (@shaheerkhuhro) August 3, 2016
It’s Cartoon Vs another Cartoon. Let’s make some fun. 😂😄😊#PTIvsDoraemon
— Numair Ilyas (@NumairIlyas) August 3, 2016
maybe PTI is afraid of Doraemon’s gadgets 😂😝#PTIvsDoraemon
— Nu Ray (@noorsheikh456) August 3, 2016
— Belal Shaykh (@BelalSheikh7) August 3, 2016
— Saadi (@saadify) August 3, 2016