Web Desk: Cinemas that are located in Lahore Cantonment have stopped the screening of Indian films. The decision seems to be a retaliatory step after an Indian producer’s guilt demanded that Indian films should stop screening in Pakistan.
India also imposed a ban on Pakistani artists once again working in the industry after Pulwama attack.
According to sources, the stop has been taken on the directives of Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association and the decision pertaining to other areas of the city and the country is yet to be made.
Speaking to local media, the manager of a cinema located in Lahore Cantt said, “We have closed evening bookings for Indian films and till further announcement only Pakistani and Hollywood films will be screened in cinemas.”
“We are aware of the decision to stop screening Indian films in cantonment areas and that is why we have also stopped the purchasing of Indian films. It is a matter of our country’s dignity and we support the decision,” said an official of Pakistan’s biggest Indian film importing company, Distribution Club.
A senior representative of Pakistan Film Producers Association Chaudhry Ejaz Kamran supported the decision. “If Indian stakeholders and organizations can take a stand and do everything for the welfare of their country then why can’t we? They have banned our artists and films in the past so what’s stopping us?”