Government bans screening of Bollywood movies on Eid

Web Desk: Federal government on Thursday has banned screening of all Bollywood movies on Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha, Newsone reported.

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Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage — Central Board of Film Censors — issued the notification barring the Pakistan Film Exhibitors’ Association from showing foreign movies.

According to the notification the ban will effect from two days before Eid and will go on till next two weeks. The decision was made in a bid to promote local films on Eid days.

Notification restrained all importers and distributors of foreign films from screening Indian films during the Eid days.

The screening of Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas was blocked in October last year following escalation of tensions with India over the latter’s unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control. The ban was imposed by the Film Exhibitors Association of Pakistan.

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