Published On: Sat, Dec 21st, 2013
Published in Category: Lahore

LHC bars censor board from certifying Indian films

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court has barred Central Censor Board from certifying Indian films.

LHC judge Khalid Mehmood Khan heard the petitions pertaining to the exhibition of Indian films in Pakistan on Friday.

During the course of proceedings, Film Workers Association stated that censor board was playing a signification role in illegally exhibiting Indian movies in the country.

According to law, no movie can be exhibited in Pakistan if it’s been produced in India, the association added.

The court summoned reply from censor board and federal government while stopped censor board from exhibition of Indian movies.

The petition was filed by an anchor of private TV channel Mubashir Lucman, challenging the alleged smuggling of Indian films and their exhibition in Pakistani cinemas.

The court had previously directed the respondents to enforce the relevant laws to stop the smuggling of Indian films and their exhibition in the country.

In his petition, Lucman had submitted that the exhibition of all Indian films, dramas and other programmes was in violation of Section 270-A Motion Pictures Ordinance 1979 and Martial Law Order No 81.
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