PTA asks social media platforms to remove trailers of ‘The Lady of Heaven’
The government has directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block all the contents of “sacrilegious” movie “The Lady of Heaven” on social media.
According to a press note released by PTA on Sunday, social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and twitter have been approached in order to remove the content related to the film (including trailers and promos).
The Minister of Religious Affairs, Pir Noorul Haq Qadri wrote a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding the profane content of the movie after receiving complain by a senior cleric of Shia school.
Moreover the letter stated that, the movie has been made in order to generate conflicts between Shia and Sunni (communities) by falsifying and fabricating historical incidents in the movie.
The Iranian Shia marja’ and religious leader Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi, has also condemned the release of the movie.
However, the Minister for Information Technology, Syed Aminul Haq has directed the PTA to restrict the release of the movie along with its trailer.