LHC asked to “permanently ban” Saim Sadiq’s movie Joyland
A petition was filed in Lahore High Court (LHC) against the nationwide screening of Saim Sadiq’s movie Joyland.
On behalf of Attorney Abid Hussain Khachi, Muhammad Bilal Shafiq made an application to the court in this regard.
Khachi argued in the application that the film should not be shown in theatres across Pakistan because it violates Pakistani moral and religious values and can destroy the Islamic family system.
The application urges the revocation of the film licence and censorship certificate. Additionally, the petitioner asked for a permanent ban on the film.
The petition comes after the Central Board of Film Censors this week finally allowed the screening of the Pakistani film ‘Joyland’, which was banned almost a week before its release.
Last week, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting declared the internationally acclaimed film Joyland ‘uncertified’ for containing ‘highly objectionable content’.
Later, the committee constituted by PM Shehbaz Sharif to review the ban on the film Joyland gave a clearance certificate to the film but yesterday, the Punjab government banned the film to release in the province by quoting that persistent complaints were received from different parts.