Pakistan court lifts ban on controversial military-backed movie Maalik
Karachi, Sept 6: A Pakistani court today lifted the ban on the controversial movie “Maalik” that annoyed the government for projecting politicians in poor light and glorifying the military.
The Sindh High Court declared the federal governments ban on film “Maalik” illegal and said it could be screened in the country.
The nationwide ban was imposed on “Maalik” by the government on April 8. At the time of the ban, the film had been running in cinema houses for two weeks and doing good business.
Azeem had challenged the ban in court saying only the censor board could take such an action.
Maalik shows the struggle of a man in Pakistans elite Special Forces whose life gets entangled with politics.
Extensive military hardware were used in the film including multiple helicopters MI-17 and MI-35 Gunships, T-55 Tanks and C-130 Hercules aircraft.
Pakistans Special Forces has provided extensive support including advanced weapons, ammunition and training to the cast and crew.