Demand for Indian movies on Eid

Film exhibitors and cinema owners have opposed the decision by the Ministry of culture


Maha Mussadaq August 05, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Film exhibitors and cinema owners have opposed the decision by the Ministry of culture that disallows the screening of Indian films on Eid.

The decision to prohibit the showcasing of Indian movies a week before and after Eid was taken in a meeting held in Lahore between the stakeholders of the film industry and the culture ministry. During the meeting, the Punjab government also decided to withdraw the recent entertainment tax on imported films.

Mohsin, marketing manager Cinepax, Rawalpindi, suggested that the ministry revise the decision about barring Indian films.

He went on to inform about the upcoming Pakistani film screening this Eid; a Syed Noor production. “There is healthy competition all over the world which allows Pakistani movies to improve and make their mark,” he said. Sara, a moviegoer, expressed her displeasure at the prohibition and said, “We already lack entertainment in the capital and such bans further limit our options,” she added.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2010.

COMMENTS (5)

Imran khan | 11 years ago | Reply I love indian films, we don't watch pakistani films except shoaib aur reema's film....
Disgrunteled Pakistani | 11 years ago | Reply One Question, what has the Pakistani film industry done in the last 20 years whilst there was a ban on Indian Movies????? what will they achieve now with this ban????? This is a matter sour grapes, if we cant do it on our own, we should have the courage to accept it and seek assistance where it really matters. Least the Government can do is to ensure that whatever little entertainment we have on account of Indiam movies is kept intact.
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