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KP govt offers to screen Maalik despite ban

KP govt offers to screen Maalik despite ban

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) executive on Thursday offered to permit the screening of recently banned film ‘Maalik’ within the province but the federal censor board hit again with a warning promising strict motion against cinemas violating the movement snap shots Ordinance 1979.
KP know-how Adviser Mushtaq Ghani feels the film must be shown within the whole country.
“The filmmaker has made an effort to address corruption however the government has taken action against it and banned it. Now we have zero-tolerance for corruption right here,” he said, including that after 18th amendment, censorship falls underneath the provinces.
“the federal government is towards corruption, that’s why KP has no objection to the film. If the producer involves KP and asks to show the movie in cinemas, we will be able to facilitate them,” Ghani instructed DawnNews.
Federal censor board chairman Mubashir Khan, however, brought up that close to all cinemas in KP are located in cantonment areas, thereby falling below the movement picture Ordinance 1979. He stated that strict motion could be taken beneath the ordinance towards cinemas that screened the banned movie.
Khan mentioned the movie was once banned to preclude a regulation and order quandary within the nation following public complaints.
The federal government banned the movie nationwide in a notification issued Wednesday, declaring the Urdu feature movie “uncertified” in keeping with part 9 of the motion images Ordinance, 1979.
The film, launched three weeks in the past, had generated complaints regarding its controversial depiction of the Taliban and parallels with the assassination of a distinguished executive reliable by his personal protection protect.
In a blink-and-you’ll be able to leave out it transfer final night, the Sindh government decided to ban the movie Maalik after which revoked that discover all within the area of some hours.
The culture ministry had drafted a notification ordering a ban on the film for being ‘biased’ and inciting violence.
However, earlier than it was once formally issued, the Sindh chief minister intervened and asked the ministry not to hindrance it as it might be ‘against the freedom of expression’.
The film group had assured the Sindh government objectionable scenes can be cut, however the movie’s certification was revoked as it wasn’t carried out.

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