Why does PTI want Doraemon banned? Pakistanis take a guess

Published: August 3, 2016
The Japanese manga series revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon and a young boy, Nobita.

The Japanese manga series revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon and a young boy, Nobita. PHOTO: FILE

After Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf submitted a first of its kind resolution in the Punjab Assembly calling for a ban on famous Japanese anime series Doraemon, Twitteratis have found it’s newest target.

The Japanese manga series which is dubbed in Hindi for viewers in Pakistan and India, and revolves around a robotic cat named Doraemon, has been deemed inappropriate by PTI legislator, Malik Taimoor Masood.

PTI submits resolution against Japanese cartoon in Punjab Assembly

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.

Many took a dig at Imran Khan

Others found solace in sarcasm

Then there were more digs at Imran Khan…

Some (like us) were completely clueless

But here’s the simplest explanation that was offered:

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Reader Comments (15)

  • Malik Saab
    Aug 3, 2016 - 4:16PM

    PTI was bashing PMLN on the issue of priorities. Look at the priorities of PTI actually. Also why PTI submitted this resolution in Punjab when they are in power in KP. Why PTI wants to create anarchy in Punjab only?. People are getting tired from the politics of dharna and banning.Recommend

  • Insider
    Aug 3, 2016 - 6:38PM

    To all the atheists, seculars and liberals, Doraemon does have some degree of violence in addition to healthy attitude towards Science gadgets. The degree and nature of violence can be debated, but some children may have the tendency to adapt the villain characters instead of the positive ones. Recommend

  • Fahad Ahmed Satti
    Aug 3, 2016 - 7:09PM

    Rather than coming up with learned arguments, all I see is a set of personal attacks on Imran Khan. This is exactly why education and literacy are mutually exclusive in Pakistan.Recommend

  • YA
    Aug 3, 2016 - 7:45PM

    @ Insider: There is more violence in Tom and Jerry than this cartoon i think. Why hasnt anyone thought of slapping a ban on T&J then?Recommend

  • Shabbir Afridi
    Aug 4, 2016 - 7:53AM

    I have three majors issues with this Doraemon cartoon.

    1- Kids pick up Hindi words quicker than a hen picking worms. My kid to this day says “baba kia main Jurassic park movie dekh paoon ga?” Figure the problem out

    2- the characters randomly pick fights with each other, show a talkative nature, try to learn new ways of hiding things from parents and teachers and keep loitering around in the streets after useless “gadgets” achieving what? Nothing!! absolutely nothing

    3- the whole plot has no lesson towards the end, episode by episode the characters keep opening their horrendous mouths with weird expressions. Non informative, non educational plot that only teaches the kids to keep talking all day without listening, or learning habits of pausing when someone else is talking.

    Rethink your priorities and act educated. Consider everything important even if its a brief encounter with the local shopkeeper!! Children notice everything.Recommend

  • Shehroz
    Aug 4, 2016 - 9:27AM

    Good work… Ban these stupid cartoons. Kids nowadays talk like doraemon ask for gadgets and on top of all waste their time… Stupid.Recommend

  • irony
    Aug 4, 2016 - 11:11AM

    @Shabbir Afridi:
    So why are you watching it? I assume you are watching it as you seem to know its entire plot…GET A LIFERecommend

  • Aneela
    Aug 4, 2016 - 11:25AM

    This is a positive move from PTI, which shows their concerns for our upcoming generation i second the decision and stand with them to ban this stupid cartoonRecommend

  • Pakistani
    Aug 4, 2016 - 12:41PM

    Good move, i guess anyone who have kids want to ban DoraemonRecommend

  • Aneela
    Aug 4, 2016 - 12:52PM

    @irony when your have kids, you are forced to watch this stupid cartoon with them. You cant understand the feeling of a parent when they are watching the same episode so many times.Recommend

  • Anum
    Aug 4, 2016 - 1:00PM

    Parents with kids do end up watching cartoons hence they know the plots. This is called screening something properly and is responsible parenting. As a parent I agree with this. Content for kids is violent and useless these days. At least in our day we saw cartoons that had a lesson in it even if good v evil. What is good and evil in Tom and Jerry even?Recommend

  • Zarmeen
    Aug 4, 2016 - 5:22PM

    I see my 10 years old sister learning hindi more efficiently than urdu, she can’t speak even simplest urdu words but is master in hard hindi words. Seeing your kids/siblings growing up like this is killing. Kidos to whoever decided to step forward against something that’s wasting our children’s hippocampus’ space by making them grasp hindi words at that age of their lives when they learn things, make them their habits and never forget.Recommend

  • MJ
    Aug 5, 2016 - 4:46AM

    I grew up watching Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny & Wiley E Coyote and Road Runner etc. and never smacked anyone in the head with a hammer or a rolling pin or dropped an anvil on anybody’s foot. PTI should go back fixing corruption, hunger and power issues and leave child psychology to experts and parents. On the other hand However there are some politicians in Pakistan that deserve these types of punishment from our masses. Recommend

  • saman
    Aug 5, 2016 - 7:43AM

    I think the kidnapping of children in Lahore is a much more bigger issue than this !!!! it is more dangerous for children than doremon Recommend

  • Aug 5, 2016 - 4:34PM

    excuse plis, aint issues like power shortage, poverty, hunger, kids kidnappin in lahore to be solved by government?(oh I understand, people of pakistan have become almost desperate when it comes to expecting anythin from their gov, so they want everythin to be done by pti?) PTI is doing things assigned to them at its best Recommend

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