SHC declares ban on Maalik “illegal”,clears it for screening

KARACHI: Sindh High Court on Tuesday overturned a ban on Ashir Azeem’s directorial Maalik months after the federal information industry put a ban on the release of the film.

The director had challenged the ban placed by the federal government on screening of the Urdu feature film nationwide.

In its reply, the federal government had declared showing a former Afghan extremist character in movie as a celebrated hero was one of the reasons behind the ban.

Headed by SHC Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, a two-judge bench announced the judgement which was previously reserved after hearing arguments from film director’s lawyer, additional attorney general and others.


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