Talks underway to allow screening of Indian films: Pak Senate Committee on Culture

February 1st, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Pervez Musharraf

Islamabad, Feb 1 (ANI): The chairman of the Pakistani Senate Committee on Culture, Zarar Iqbal Chaudhry, has said that considerations are underway to allow the screening of Indian films in the country.

The ban on Indian movies was ineffective, as the films were easily available on DVD and cable; the Daily Times quoted him, as saying.

Chaudhry further said that the ban needed to be reviewed, and consideration was being given to involve the Pakistan Parliament in connection with lifting the ban on the screening of Indian movies in cinemas across the country.

He went on to say that the ban on Indian movies would be lifted in such a way that it does not threat the traditional, cultural and religious values prevalent in Pakistan.

An Indian film, Taj Mahal, was released in the country in 2006 on a special permit from President Pervez Musharraf, he added. (ANI)

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