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LHC gives film importers final opportunity to file reply Import, scr

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Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday gave last and final opportunity to the Indian films’ importers to file a written reply in a writ petition filed against the import, screening and exhibition of Indian films in Pakistan. Hearing the petition, Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi said that if the respondents remained failed to file […]

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Indian films still rule

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“Sixteen Hindi films were screened in Pakistan last year after a nearly four-decade ban… But strained ties …following the Mumbai terror attack coupled with dipping fortunes of the Pakistani film industry may signal the end of this short-lived ‘golden phase’.” This January 3, 2009, news story said the Pakistani censors were planning to again ban […]

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Film industry back in court battle

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LAHORE: Uncertainty rose on Friday in the wake of a court intervention, even after the Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association and the Pakistan Film Producers Association had cleared many of the pending issues concerning legality of Indian films. The issue began several weeks ago when Mubashir Lucman filed a petition declaring the Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) […]

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Censor board barred from certifying Indian films

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday restrained the central censor board from issuing exhibition certificates to Indian films and sought reply from the secretary interior, secretary commerce, board of revenue and other respondents within a week. Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan passed the interim order on a petition filed by film directors, producers, distributors and […]

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High court issues notice to censor board, media

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Central Censor Board and Pakistan Electronic Media Association (PEMA) for December 16 on a petition by Pakistan Cinema Owners Association and distributors of films to become party in the case against exhibition of Indian movies. Barrister Ali Zafar appeared before the court on […]

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LHC issues notices to PCCB, fed govt again

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday again issued notices to Pakistan Central Censor Board (PCCB) chairman and the federal government for submitting replies in response to a petition challenging smuggling of Indian films and their exhibition in Pakistan. The court had already directed the respondents to make sure implementation of relevant laws for […]

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LHC bans Indian films having fake documents

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered that no foreign or Indian film could be exhibited in Pakistan which is brought into the country in violation of law. The court also directed the Chairman Pakistan Central Censor Board to ensure that department would not issue license to any Indian film bearing fake documents in […]

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Revival of Pakistani cinema

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Sir: It is a truth widely acknowledged that the once-thriving Pakistani film industry is now dead. The reasons behind this slow demise include the introduction of in-home entertainment, cable television, market competition from Bollywood and, finally, the Islamisation drive by General Ziaul Haq. The industry, which once boasted more than 700 cinemas, now has just […]

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Dying industry: Local directors don’t take kindly to Indian films

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By: Sher Khan In the last year, only three local films have made it to Pakistani screens, as compared to scores of Bollywood blockbusters. DESIGN: JAMAL KHURSHID LAHORE: With big screens in major cities being dominated by Bollywood item girls like Munni and Sheila, there is no place for Lollywood’s gandasa-waving hero and his buxom […]

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