Court declines request to stay ban on ‘Maalik’

LAHORE: Declining a request to stay the ban on screening of film “Maalik”, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued notices to the concerned for May 17.

Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza passed the order while hearing a petition filed by Mehboob Alam challenging the ban on the screening of the film.

Earlier, the petitioner submitted that the film was against corruption as well as entertaining.

The film neither have any content against the Islamic injunctions nor the country, the petitioner maintained and added it had been passed by the censor board.

He pleaded to set aside the ban and issue a stay order till the final decision on the petition.

However, the court declined the request to stay the ban and issued notices to the respondents for May 17.