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Govt bans screening of film ‘Maalik’ across Pakistan

Maalik to be screened soon

KARACHI, 27 APR (DNA) – The Federal Government On Wednesday Declared ‘Uncertified’ The Recently Released Feature Film “Maalik”, Effectively Placing A Ban On Screening Of The Movie Anywhere In Pakistan.

“In Exercise Of The Powers Conferred By Section 9 Of The Motion Pictures Ordinance, 1979, The Federal Government Is Pleased To Declare Urdu Feature “Maalik” In Respect Of Which A Censor Certificate No.54/M-I/2016 Has Earlier Been Granted, As Uncertified Film In The Whole Of Pakistan With Immediate Effect,” Said A Notification From The Ministry Of Information, Broadcasting And National Heritage.

The Notification Was Issued By The Ministry’s Information And Broadcasting Division And Signed By Deputy Secretary Muhammad Rafiq. The Development Comes A Day After The Sindh Government Objected To The Screening Of The Film, Temporarily Placing A Ban On Its Screening In The Province Before Removing The Restriction. DNA

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