LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued a contempt notice to chairman Film Sensor Board Pakistan for not stopping exhibition of Indian movies allegedly smuggled in Pakistan.

Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan adjourned the further proceeding till December 02. The counsel for the petitioner submitted that the court earlier issued directions to respondents to stop exhibition of foreign movies which were being imported illegally but the movies are still being played. He said it is contempt of court therefore the respondent should be tried under contempt of court charges.  Earlier the LHC had directed the respondents to make sure the implementation of relevant laws for stopping the smuggling of Indian films and their exhibition in the country.

Mubashar Luqman, the petitioner, through his counsel had submitted that Indian films are being smuggled in Pakistan illegally and Pakistan Censor Board was issuing illegal licenses to these films having fake documentations. He further pleaded that the Indian films were promoting terrorism and lawlessness in Pakistan so the Ministry of Interior be directed to initiate under the Terrorist Act against all those involved in smuggling Indian films to Pakistan and relaying these on big screens.–Staff Reporter