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Maalik Controversy

Ashir Azeem’s latest action movie Maalik got banned by the federal government all over Pakistan just after two weeks of its release. Though common people and even experts are relating this ban as one of the tactics of the government to beat media pressure due to other political controversies, authorities claim that there are other reasons for this ban.

According to the ban authorities, any movie can be banned in Pakistan if the Ministry of Broadcast receives too many complaints regarding its content. However, it should not be forgotten that challenging the power of the state government is one of the central themes of the movie. On this note, it can also be argued that there are loads of Bollywood movies, which should be complained to the Ministry regarding their unethical and senseless content but we never saw anything like this happening. Even, there are Bollywood movies, which may get censored but not banned. Thus, such a rapid ban for the movie all over the country is shocking.

On one hand, cinema owners all across Pakistan are worried for the loss they shall be facing due to this ban and on the other hand, people are more interested to watch this movie after this ban then they were before. People have become interested because they know that something in the movie irritates the government, which is why, they have given such an immediate order to ban Maalik in Pakistan. It is hoped that this shall too be considered against media freedom.

Afreen is a young writer and visionary towards life predominantly. I believe that writing is similar to life; it inspires surprises and creates. Being a Literature Masters, I am passionate about viewing the world with literary spectacle. Solely in love with this beautiful part of Universe called Pakistan, I am creating words and ideas for CharchaGuru.

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