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Lahore High Court trashes plea to stop screening of Indian film

IANS 13 Nov 2014, 13:06:26 PM IST

Islamabad: A judge has dismissed a petition challenging the exhibition of an Indian film in Pakistani cinemas, media reported on Thursday.

Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday held that if the petitioner had any objection to the screening of the Indian film "Haider", he should approach the censor board, the Daily Times reported.

A local resident, Iftikhar Ahmad petitioned that the film was against the ideology of Pakistan and the two-nation theory.

Besides, he said, the film was aimed at defaming the Pakistani Army.

He also said that the film has some objectionable scenes and exhibition of such a film should not be allowed.

He requested the court to declare the permission of exhibition as illegal.