Pakistani cinemas ban Indian films’ screening
However, they maintained that the ban was placed only until situation normalises between the neighbouring countries.
Lahore’s Super Cinema informed cinemagoers on their official Facebook via a recent post that they would not show Indian films in their cinemas until their next decision.
Cinema owners have also asked concern authorities to take Indian dramas off from television screens in Pakistan too.
Meanwhile, following a similar path, Nueplex Cinemas in Karachi has also banned Indian films from showing.
Its management shared Nueplex’s message through a post on its Facebook site on late on Thursday.
Earlier, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) abolished its work-related commitments with Pakistani artists until peace returns in the region.
Even before that, Pakistani artists were given a 48-hour deadline by the film workers association of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) to leave India.
However, not many Pakistan celebs were there when the verbal threat was made. Reportedly, concerts of Pakistani singers Shafqat Amanat Ali and Atif Aslam were also later cancelled.
With a ban on Indian films in Pakistan for now, most of the cinemas here are currently displaying only Pakistani films including Janaan, Actor In Law, Maalik and Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay and Hollywood flicks.
Indian films are going through a banning spree in the country after relations between Pakistan and India deteriorated over unrest in Kashmir, attack on an Indian army base in the held Kashmir and a recent ceasefire violation by Indian forces along the line of control (LoC).