The relations between India and our neighbouring country Pakistan have always been strained. But the common love for cricket and films did help to build emotional bonding to an extend. However now we hear that a petition has been filed in the Lahore High court seeking a ban on the release of Indian films there.
The petition that was registered on Tuesday (yesterday) by local Pakistani producers and distributors challenged the display of Bollywood films in Pakistani cinemas. It stated that showing Indian movies in Pakistan was against the law as per Motion Pictures Ordinance 1979 and it was also promoting lawlessness and violence in the country. Further the petition contended that this act was also trampling upon the import policy of 2013, while urging the authorities to disallow presentation of Indian entertainment material in national cinemas.
While the court is yet to fix a date for the hearing, a year ago the Lahore High Court dismissed a similar petition which was seeking a permanent ban on the exhibition of Indian films in Pakistan.