Rules changed to import Indian films: Pak Censor Board

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Lahore, Dec.17 (ANI): The Central Board of Film Censors (CBFC) in Pakistan has told the Lahore High Court (LHC) that its rules were changed to allow the import of Indian films into the country.

Replying to two petitions that challenged the exhibition of Indian films in the country, the secretary of the CBFC submitted that certain films containing Indian artists/crew were imported from countries other than India and allowed for exhibition in the country in accordance with the law.

The Daily Times quoted him as saying that earlier under Rule 10(2)(b)(iii) of the Censorship of Film Rules 1980, any foreign film irrespective of its country of import, containing Indian/Pakistani artistes was not allowed for exhibition.

The reply was submitted on a petition filed by film distributor Mahfooz Chaudhry and another challenging exhibition of films Awarapan, Killer and Dostana in the country.

Earlier, Justice Tariq Shamim of the LHC had directed the CBFC for its reply in both the petitions. (ANI)

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