Impressionist and comedian Shafaat Ali recently starred in an advertisement for online shopping platform Goto. In the ad he presented parodies of both current Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and Amir Liaquat Hussain. He has stated that the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has demanded it to be taken off air. Shafaat said, “PEMRA ordered to take it off the air at 12 am on Friday.”
He also tweeted:
I have been told that the recent ad I appeared in has been taken off air. Media Censorship continues…
— Shafaat Ali (@iamshafaatali) October 18, 2018
PEMRA has not yet released an official statement on the matter. Audiences and social media users have mixed views on the matter.