Illegal screening of ‘Pathaan’ in Karachi cancelled
A film screening of Bollywood’s smash hit Pathaan organized by Firework Events in DHA, Karachi has been cancelled.
The event was gaining traction on social media with many lining up to buy tickets.
However, the Sindh Board of Film Censors issued a statement calling for the screening to be banned, stating that only films approved by the board are allowed to be played in public or private cinemas.
“No person shall make or arrange a public or private exhibition of a film by means of cinematograph unless the film has been duly certified for public exhibition by the Board.”
The Censor Board also cited laws that include imprisonment of up to 3 years along with a fine of up to Rs 100,000. SBFC demanded that Firework Events cancel the screening of the film.