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Pakistani film body calls for ban on Indian films

MUMBAI: The Central Convening Committee (CCC), the main body of the Pakistani film industry, has asked for a ban on Indian films in Pakistani cinema halls.This was conveyed in a statement released at a Lahore press conference by the CCC.


Calling the screening of Hindi films in the country as an “underhanded collaboration of the Government and many cinema owners who have fake papers and documents allowing them to screen these films", CCC chairman Anwar Ali Waraich said it was unlawful to screen any film in Pakistan which is shot in India.
 
The papers, he said, mentioned the shooting location as Dubai while they were shot in India. The CCC chairman also went on to add that “some members of the Ministry of Commerce are being bribed in order to make this happen, while it is an open secret that the Central Board of Revenue was expert at taking bribes.”


“We don’t have the chance to display our own films,“ Waraich rued, adding “these films promote vulgarity”.


The conference was attended by all and sundry of the industry, including actors, directors, producers, composers, writers, cameramen, junior artistes and technicians, among others.


Here it may be added that several Bollywood actors including Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan among others have a tremendous fan following across the border.

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