June 16, 2021

Govt stops screening of ‘Zindagi Tamasha’

The federal government has issued directives to postpone the release of forthcoming film, ‘Zindagi Tamasha’.

In a statement on Tuesday, PM’s aide of on information Firdous Ashiq Awan said the producers had been directed to postpone the film, adding that the government would immediately approach the Council of Islamic Ideology for its views over the film.

Meanwhile, according to sources, information ministry has decided that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) will once again hold a board members meeting to review the film in which a representative of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) and a representative of the ministry will also participate.

Sources also confirmed that the religious party had cancelled its protest against the film that was scheduled to be held Wednesday.

“Film will only be cleared if the members of the religious party and government officials approve of the content,” a source told The Express Tribune.

Following this, respective censor boards including the central and provincial have also been instructed to delay the certification process till February.

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