To “revive and promote” the local film industry in Pakistan, Federal government of Pakistan has chosen to impose a temporary ban on Indian films this Eid.
According to the notification issued by the Ministry of information and broadcasting, the screening of Indian and international films will be banned from two days before the Eid to until two weeks after the holidays. The Punjab and Sindh Film Censor Board have also been told the same. It is said that, “The notification says that the temporary ban is being imposed in order to promote local movies on the festivals, a time when usual than larger audience is attracted towards cinemas.” It is further stated that this ban would also be applicable on the Holidays of Eid-ul-adha around August and September.
This step has been taken on the requests by the Pakistani film exhibitors, distributors and production houses. As it is a fact that due to the Hollywood and Bollywood movies, Pakistani movies are unable to even recover the money invested in them.
Just like Indians even Pakistani Salman Khan Fans were eagerly waiting for Salman Khan’s Race3, which was due to release this Eid in Pakistan.
As everything has a plus point, now Pakistanis can easily feast their eyes upon The Gorgeous Mahira Khan in 7 din Muhabbat Inn and Sonya Hussyn in Azaadi
Javed Sheikh’s Wujood is also set to release this Eid. Hania Amir and Hamza Ali Abassi’s Parvaz hay Junoon was also set to release but now the dates are being postponed.