AMN / Islamabad
Pakistan has decided to ban Screening of Indian Films in its Theatres for limited periods during Eids. Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked film exhibitors to not screen Indian films two days before and two weeks after Eid.
The ministry, in its letter dated May 24, says that the move was in order to “revive and promote the local film industry in Pakistan” and that the restrictions would be in place around the period of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha.
“All the importers/ distributors of the foreign films have been directed to restrain from the screening of Indian films in cinema houses all over the country during the above mentioned time period,” the letter said.