LHC adjourns hearing of petition challenging exhibition of Indian films

Parvez Jabri December 6, 2018

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) Wednesday adjourned hearing of a petition, challenging exhibition of Indian films in Pakistan, till December 6 and sought final arguments from the parties.

Justice Sajid Mehmood Sethi heard the petition filed by film producer Sohail Ahmad Khan, who is a member of the Pakistan Film Producers’ Association.

As proceedings commenced, the petitioner’s counsel submitted that the release of Indian films in Pakistan had an adverse effect on the local film industry. He submitted that as per law, the screening of Indian films was banned in Pakistan. However, despite the ban, the Indian films were being released illegally, he added.

Cinema Owners Association and others filed their replies to the petition during the proceedings.

At this, the court adjourned hearing till December 6 and sought final arguments from all parties.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018

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