SHC voids ban on ‘Maalik’ film

Karachi—The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday declared ban on Urdu feature film ‘Maalik’ null and void. The movie is likely to be released soon across Pakistan.
Director Asher Azeem’s ‘Maalik’ was banned in April current year by the federal Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage declaring the movie ‘anti-Pakistan’. Azeem, a prominent director, writer and actor, had challenged the ban in Sindh High Court, stating that film was made with cooperation of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) and does not contain anything that goes against public interest. The ban, imposed three weeks after the movie’s nationwide release, stirred debate on freedom of expression on the social media. —APP

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