Information ministry bans screening of “Joyland” after criticism

By: News Desk
Published: 08:58 PM, 14 Nov, 2022
Information ministry bans screening of “Joyland” after criticism
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Saim Sadiq’s film Joyland has been banned by the government of Pakistan on account of highly objectionable and repugnant material as slated in the official notice issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Joyland became the first Pakistani film won the feminist themed award at Cannes Film Festival.Two months later on Aug 17, the central board of film censors (CBFC) issued it the necessary censor certificate and the film was slated to be screened in Pakistani cinemas on Nov 18 but on Nov 11 Friday, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting cancelled its license after receiving complaints that “the film contains highly objectionable material which does not conform with the social values and moral standards of our society and is clearly repugnant to the norms of decency and morality; as laid down in Section 9 of the Motion Picture Ordinance, 1979”

Reacting on the ban of “Joyland” Lollywood celebrities including Sarwat Gilani, Osman Khalid Butt, Abdullah Siddiqui Mera Sethi, Sanam Saeed and many more are raising voices on their social media platforms.

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