ISLAMABAD: The federal authorities banned Ashir Azeem’s movie Maalik nationwide in a notification issued Wednesday.
The Ministry of Info, Broadcasting, and Nationwide Heritage issued a notification declaring the Urdu function movie “uncertified” in line with Part 9 of the Movement Footage Ordinance, 1979.
Director Ashir Azeem additionally tweeted the ban.
The movie, launched three weeks in the past, had generated complaints relating to its controversial depiction of the Taliban and parallels with the assassination of a outstanding authorities official by his private safety guard.
In a blink-and-you will miss it transfer final night time, the Sindh authorities determined to ban the movie Maalik after which revoked that discover all within the area of some hours.
The tradition ministry had drafted a notification ordering a ban on the film for being ‘biased’ and inciting violence.
Nevertheless, earlier than it was formally issued, the Sindh chief minister intervened and requested the ministry to not problem it as it will be ‘towards the liberty of expression’.
The movie staff had assured the Sindh authorities objectionable scenes can be minimize, however the movie’s certification was revoked because it wasn’t finished.
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