Govt. bans screening/exhibiting Indian films on Eid days

Govt. bans screening/exhibiting Indian films on Eid days

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has imposed ban on screening of Indian films in Pakistan on Eid days in a bid to promote local films, said a notification issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
According to the notification, the government decided to put a limited restriction on exhibition/ screening of Indian films during the period around Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Azha.
The action has been taken “in order to revive and promote local film industry in Pakistan”, the notification read.
It further said, “The restriction shall remain in force for two days before and two weeks after Eid days.”
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.

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