Pakistan film board has imposes a ban on Indian movies in cinemas on EID.
According to a notification issued by the ministry of information and broadcasting, the exhibition and screening of Indian films will be banned from two days before the Eid to until two weeks after the holidays.
An official in the ministry said the step had been taken on the requests by the Pakistani film exhibitors, distributors and production houses. In order to divert local viewers to Pakistani films and help generate revenue for local producers.
Federal Govt has imposed restriction on the screening of Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr & Eid ul Azha. To promote local film industry, cinemas in Pakistan would not be able to screen Indian movies 2 days before & 2 weeks after the Eid days. pic.twitter.com/mkRxuL29Np
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) May 24, 2018
The only Bollywood release on this is Race 3, due to the huge popularity of Race 3 franchise it could have been a great threat for regional movies.
3 Pakistani movies will be released for screening on this Eid, people can feast their eyes on Wujood, 7 Din Mohabat In and Azaadi.