LHC stops Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Phantom’ from screening in Pakistan


LAHORE  – Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday stopped screening of Saif Ali Khan’s controversial ‘Phantom’ film in Pakistan,

According to details, LHC’s Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan held a hearing on Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed’s petition to stop hearing of the controversial film. The plaintiff’s lawyer A.K. Dogar told the court that the Bollywood film in question is against Pakistan and Islam.

He said the film resorts to character assassination of Hafiz Saeed and expressed concerns that the exhibition of film in Pakistan could spark anarchy.

Meanwhile, the response from the federal government said that no application has been received to screen the film in Pakistan, adding that a No Objection Certificate (NOC) is not issued without someone filing for it.

After hearing the arguments, LHC ordered not to screen the film in Pakistan. The court said that the film cannot be presented for screening until further orders.

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