The Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered to lift ban on Urdu feature film ‘Maalik’.
Urdu movie ‘Maalik’ was banned in April this year by the federal Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage declaring the movie ‘anti-Pakistan’.
Maalik’s director, writer Azeem had challenged the ban in Sindh High Court, stating that film was made with cooperation of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) and does not contain anything that goes against public interest.
The ban, imposed three weeks after the movie’s nationwide release, stirred debate on freedom of expression on the social media and drew condemnation from various opposition party leaders.
Issuing its ruling on the director’s petition, the Sindh High Court declared the government’s ban as null and void, allowing Asher Azeem to release his film countrywide.