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Screening of Indian movies banned in Pakistan during Eid

ISLAMABAD: The government has notified that no Indian movie will be screened during the period of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha in the country.

The notification in this connection was released by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on May 24.

The notification states that “in order to revive and promote the local film industry in Pakistan, the Federal government has decided to put a limited restriction on exhibition/screening of Indian films”

“The restriction shall remain in force for two days before and two weeks after Eid days.” It further adds.

The importers/ distributors of the foreign films have been directed to restrain from the screening of Indian films in cinema houses all over the country during the above mentioned time period.

Following this temporary restriction, the big Bollywood Eid releases like Salman Khan’s Race 3 and  Aishwarya Rai‘s Fanney Khan will face a delay in its screening in Pakistani cinemas.

The restriction can possibly be the outcome of the previous protests held by Pakistan’s entertainers against the excessive screening of foreign content on Pakistan’s TV channels and cinemas.

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