Ashir Azeem’s film Maalik has been banned by Federal Government after people responded it on Social Media across the country.Film previously was also banned by Sindh Government.
The film was also banned by Sindh government but they uplift the ban later.Here is the picture of notice in which you can see Sindh government uplift the ban on 26 april 2016.
The Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, and National Heritage declared the film uncertified according to Section 9 of the Motion Pictures Ordinance, 1979.
— Ather.Zaidi (@urscynosure) April 27, 2016
Put ban on corruption. #IStandWithMaalik
— Syeda Bushra Aamir (@BushraAamir) April 27, 2016
Any film that fans ethnic hatred and divides the nation SHOULD BE BANNED!
Hyper jingoistic crazy nationalists, take a chill pill. #BanMaalik
— Ayesha (@Ayeshaspeaksnow) April 27, 2016
#BanMaalik do not divide nation, respect every culture, language, … we need not hatered film more to creat diff among nation
— Raja Abdur Rehman (@RajaAbdurRehman) April 27, 2016
The director Asher Azeem Gul gave his point of view and said :
Even I don’t know why the film has been banned
It only advocates that the civic duty of a Pakistani does not end with casting a vote every five years, it extends towards contributing to solutions instead of just whining about the problems and…hoping that their leaders would do it all,he was quoted as saying.
According to the sources in the federal censor board said the film was banned due to a plethora of public complaints regarding portrayal of Pakistanis in general and country’s politicians in particular.
In a stunning turn of events the Sindh Board of Film Censors (SBFC) SBFC went back on their decision after turning it within the span of a few hours.