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World Cup ad by Pak TV channel sparks major row

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 • Common Comments

World Cup ad by Pak TV channel sparks major row

Jazz TV, a Pakistani satellite TV channel, has come up with an ad that shows a model dressed up to look like India's heroic Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.  Abhinandan, who was captured by the Pakistani army a day after the Balakot strikes, on February 27, was held captive for several hours.  He was given a cup of tea and asked several questions by his captors.  The Wing Commander didn't answer any questions, saying that he is not supposed to say anything.

The Jazz TV ad, meant as an advertisement for the upcoming India-Pakistan clash on June 16, recreates this scene in a mocking way.  It shows the Abhinandan look-alike saying that he can't answer questions related to the Indian team's strategy to win the match.  

The ad is also racist because the model's face is blackened.  Netizens are trolling the channel for the objectionable, cheap and below-the-belt ad.

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