JUD Chief to file case against upcoming movie ‘Phantom’

WEB DESK: JuD chief Hafiz Saeed sought a ban on the release of Bollywood movie ‘Phantom’ in Pakistan and filed plea as well in the Lahore high court.

He alleged that the film, set on post-26/11 attacks and global terrorism, contains “filthy propaganda” against the country.

He also pointed out the concept of the Saif Ali Khan starer movie which is scheduled to release on 28 August, has “venom against Pakistan and Jamaat-ud-Dawa”.

He alleged that the film is about the 2008 Mumbai attack and global terrorism implicating the JuD. Reports claimed that filthy propaganda has been done in the film against Pakistan under subject of the world terrorism.

Saeed further said,”I pray to the court to ban the exhibition of Phantom in Pakistan for its anti-Pakistan content”.

Lahore High Court’s Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan fixed 10 August as the date for hearing the petition.

The courts in Pakistan had already rejected the accusation of the Indian government about involvement of the JuD or any of its leaders in the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people, claimed that the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

This is not the first time when an Indian movie based on filthy propaganda has been banned in Pakistan.

In the past, Saif Ali Khan’s Agent Vinod and Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger were also banned from being screened in cinema halls in the country.

Source: Firstpost.com