Churails is the Pakistani drama web series that revolves around Karachi’s secret detectives, who are on a mission to expose the city’s unfaithful, elite husbands. This show, written and directed by Asim Abbasi, a Zindagi Original, had become available on the streaming platform ZEE5 from August 11. Starring Sarwat Gilani, Mehar Bano, Nimra Bucha and Yasra Rizvi, this show has now been removed by ZEE5 for Pakistan-based viewers. This ban has left director Asim Abbasi disappointed and in a series of posts on Twitter he has mentioned how the artistic freedom has been squashed. Churails Review: Zindagi’s New Pakistani Series Is Binge-Worthy for Its Plucky Attitude and Performances.

There has been no official statement released yet by ZEE5 on Churails getting banned in Pakistan for its viewers. Asim Abbasi mentioned in his post how this web series has been lauded internationally, but has now been banned in its country of origin. He wrote, “Artistic freedom squashed because it is wrongly perceived by some as a moral threat. Predictable, and yet, still disappointing. For this is not just my loss. This is a loss for women and marginalised communities that this show meant to re-represent.” Churails: Pakistani Actress Nimra Bucha and Sarwat Gilani Have Their Say on the ‘Bitter-Sweet’ Indo-Pak Relationship.

Churails Banned in Pakistan

Churails had received strong backlash on social media owing to its content and many claimed that it could spread vulgarity in Pakistan. Churails was hailed as a groundbreaking series by critics and it had also received praises for the depictions of LGBT characters.

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