Petition seeking ban of Indian movies in Pakistan filed in HC

January 27th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Jan 27 (ANI): A writ petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), seeking a ban on the screening of Indian movies in cinema halls in Pakistan.

Nominating Pakistans Ministry of Culture Secretary and the film censor board chairman as respondents, Advocate Yasir Mehmood Chaudhry pleaded before the court that India has banned Pakistani movies and television channels then why we were promoting their culture and movies in our country.

Article 2 of the Pakistan Constitution reads: Islam would be the religion of the state of Pakistan, then it is quite contrary that we are importing and promoting the religion and culture of India in our country, the petitioner further said.

According to The News, he urged the court to explain the authority that has permitted the exhibition of Indian movies.

Meanwhile, Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Sardar Muhammad Aslam has taken a serious view of the garbage-ridden room in the IHC premises that is allocated to journalists.

He issued orders to the concerned authorities to clean up the room by Tuesday. (ANI)

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