‘MAALIK’ BANNED IN CINEMAS ACROSS PAKISTAN

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Three weeks after the Ashir Azeem directorial Maalikpremiered at theatres across Pakistan, the federal information ministry has slapped a ban on the film.

According to a notification issued on Wednesday, the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage declared the film ‘uncertified’ according to Section 9 of the Motion Pictures Ordinance, 1979.

The information ministry reserves the right to ban any film at any time. Maalik has been banned because it shows a former chief minister as a man of corruption and opulence,” a ministry official, requesting anonymity, told The media.

Talking to The media, Azeem said he was informed about the ban by his distributor. “Even I don’t know why the film has been banned,” he said.

Maalik distributor Mirza Saad Baig said this is the first time a film has been directly banned by the government.

Previously movies were banned by censor boards only. This is a very tricky situation. It is up to the producers to decide what to do next,” he said.

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