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Govt eyes Bollywood ban for Eid

ISLAMABAD: The government is eyeing a possible ban on Indian films in cinemas for the upcoming Eidul Fitr in order to encourage the struggling local industry, Culture Minister Aftab Shah Jilani said on Tuesday.

“We want to benefit our industry and facilitate Pakistani producers by temporarily banning Indian movies at Eid,” Jilani said.

Any decision would be taken after further discussions within the government, he stressed.

He said local film-makers had complained that cinemas prefer to show glitzy Bollywood productions, flooding the market at the expense of the depressed local industry.
Source: Daily Times
Date:7/28/2010